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THE EFFECT OF DENERVATION ON FRACTURE HEALING , AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON RABBITS

THAMIR A. HAMDAN ا .د ثامر احمد حمدان --- Mubder A Mohammed Saeed --- Abbas Salman ISMAEL

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2014 Volume: 20 Issue: 2 Pages: 3-9
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

THE EFFECT OF DENERVATION ON FRACTURE HEALING , AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON RABBITSThamer A Hamdan , Mubder A Mohammed Saeed & Abbas Salman IsmaelAbstract Many studies suggested a relation between denervation and fracture healing either in positive or negative effect. This is a prospective experimental study on 20 rabbits carried out in theexperimental animal’s research laboratory of Basrah University, Medical College from April 2014 to November 2014 according to ethical rules of institution. They were housed under controlled conditions of temperature and lighting, same diet was given for all animals. The rabbits was divided into two groups; group A with sciatic denervation and fracture of the tibia while group B,with fracture tibia only. The state of fracture healing was studied radiologically after 4 weeks and histopathologically at 6 weeks. The results showed significant difference between the two groups, the denervated group had poor fracture healing compared with non denervated group. In conclusion, denervation affects fracture healing negatively in rabbits.

Keywords

FRACTURE --- HEALING --- DENERVATION