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Evaluation of Healing Potential of Autogenous, Macroscopic Fat Deposited or Fat Free, Omental Graft in Experimental Radius Bone Defect in Rabbit: Radiological Study
Mohammad Nasrollahzadeh Masouleh, Iraj Sohrabi Haghdoost, Gholamreza Abedi Cham Heydari, Amirali Raissi* and Soroush Mohitmafi1
Department of Radiology, Department of Pathobiology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary science, Science & Research Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Tehran; 1Department of Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran
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This study was designed for evaluation of the difference between the ability of greater omentum graft with or without macroscopic fat deposition in acceleration of bone healing process. Adult female New Zealand white rabbits (n=15) were randomly divided into three equal groups. In groups A and B, the drilled hole on the left radius was filled by the omentum without and with macroscopic fat deposition, respectively while drilled hole on the right radius left intact for consideration as control. In group C, the drilled hole on the left and right radius was filled by the omentum sample with and without macroscopic fat deposition, respectively. Experimental bone defects on the radiuses were secured by the pieces of greater omentum, with or without macroscopic fat deposition, which obtained as an autogenous graft from each rabbit in accompany with control samples.  Standardized serial radiography for evaluation of bone healing was performed and the difference in bone healing process in three groups of study was determined. According to the obtained data, the radius bones which filled by omentum without macroscopic fat deposition showed faster healing process than the radius bones which filled by omentum with macroscopic fat deposition (P<0.05).

Key words: Bone healing; Omental graft; Rabbit; Radius


ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
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