Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Bone tissue density modification in treatment of shin pseudoarthrosis by transosseous compressive osteosynthesis

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №4 Pages: 933-936
Heading: Traumatology and Orthopedics Article type: Original article
Authors: Balayan V.D., Barabash А.P., Barabash Ju.A., Puchinyan D.M., Grazhdanov K.A., Tishkov N.V.
Organization: Siberian Research Centre of Reconstructive Surgery, Saratov State Medical University, Saratov Scientific Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics

Objective is to detect bone mineral density along the shin according to «Esperanto» levels by Hounsfield's scale. Materials and methods. The analysis of density modification in 25 patients with pseudoarthrosis of tibia with predominant localization in a lower one-third of bone has been carried out. Results. By means of computed tomography it has been revealed that the bone tissue density of the tibia in the process of false joint union when using the compressive variant of combined transosseous osteosynthesis has changed according to the regularity reproducing phase character of the accumulation of mineral substances in the bone. Conclution. The growth of mineral density of the bone tissue during treatment spreads in the directions from proximal and distal metaepiphyses to the zone of pseudoarthrosis knitting

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