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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1302/0301-620x.97b12.36060
  • Journal Name: BONE & JOINT JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1628-1633
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


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.