As Urist and Johnson (1943) point out, fracture healing in man does not differ essentially from that in other mammals. This accounts for the very frequent use of small mammals, especially rabbits, in experimental studies on callus formation and fracture healing.
KeywordsSmall Mammal Fracture Healing Callus Formation Tibial Fracture Kirschner Wire
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