Comparison of four different techniques for performing an osteotomy A BIOMECHANICAL, RADIOLOGICAL AND HISTOLOGICAL STUDY ON RABBITS TIBIAS

Elmadag M. , Uzer G. , Yildiz F. , ERDEN T. , Bilsel K. , Buyukpinarbasili N. , ...More

BONE & JOINT JOURNAL, no.12, pp.1628-1633, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1302/0301-620x.97b12.36060
  • Title of Journal : BONE & JOINT JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1628-1633


This animal study compares different methods of performing an osteotomy, including using an Erbium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet laser, histologically, radiologically and biomechanically. A total of 24 New Zealand rabbits were divided into four groups (Group I: multihole-drilling; Group II: Gigli saw; Group III: electrical saw blade and Group IV: laser). A proximal transverse diaphyseal osteotomy was performed on the right tibias of the rabbits after the application of a circular external fixator. The rabbits were killed six weeks after the procedure, the operated tibias were resected and radiographs taken.