Bone Repair in Diabetes

  • Gail Amir


Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of fracture of bone and impaired fracture healing. Wound complications are more serious and the rate of postoperative complications is higher than that in non diabetic subjects. The etiology and pathogenesis of impaired bone repair in human subjects and animal models of type I and type II diabetes are reviewed. In addition the adequacy of bone repair around orthopedic and dental implants is addressed and a role for hyperglycosylation in impaired bone repair in diabetic subjects is discussed.


Fracture Healing Diabetic Subject Callus Formation Dental Implant Ankle Fracture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hadassah Faculty of Medicine, Department of PathologyHebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

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