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Effect of venous stasis on longitudinal bone growth in the rabbit.

Authors
  • Hansson, L I
  • Stenström, A
  • Thorngren, K G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
May 01, 1975
Volume
46
Issue
2
Pages
177–184
Identifiers
PMID: 1146509
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The effect of ligation of veins on the longitudinal bone growth was studied in growing white rabbits. The daily longitudinal bone growth was determined with the tettacycline technique from the day before up to 40 days after operation. Ligation of the femoral vein, the circumflexal veins, and the deep femoral vein resulted in a temporary venous stasis. Additional ligation of the sciatic vein resulted in the same degree of venous stasis but a more longstanding effect. Neither of the operations resulted in growth stimulation or growth retardation compared with the control side. On the contrary, the ligation resulted in a minor temporary general growth retardation during the first days after the operation.

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