All animals recovered from the surgical procedure without complications. One sheep died in the third postoperative week from asphyxia when its neck became trapped between the bars of the box. Three animals died from systemic diseases, whereby in 2 cases a systemic spread from the local infectious process could not be excluded with certainty. Two animals of the group "no compression with one plate" sustained a fracture of the operated extremity within the first postoperative week.


Force Transmission Phage Type Lamellar Bone Bony Union Resorption Cavity 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • W.W. Rittmann
    • 1
  • S.M. Perren
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of BaselKantonsspitalBasel
  2. 2.Swiss Research InstitutDavos

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