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The healing of fractured bones

Abstract

A method utilising neutron beams of width 1 mm, used on D1B (2.4 A) and D20 (1.3 A) to study the healing of fractured bones is presented. It is found that the callus bone uniting the fractured tibia of a sheep, whose healing had been encouraged by daily mechanical vibration over a period of three months, showed no trace of the large preferential vertical orientation of the apatite crystals which is characteristic of the normal bone. Nevertheless the bone had regained about 60% of its mechanical strength and the callus bone, although not oriented, was well crystallized. It is considered that the new monochromator for D20, expected to give increased intensity at 2.5 A, will be of considerable advantage. (author). 2 refs.
Authors:
Bacon, G E [1] 
  1. Central Electricity Generating Board, Cheltenham (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1997
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ILL-RA-1996
Reference Number:
SCA: 550603; PA: AIX-29:017462; EDB-98:054588; SN: 98001951559
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: 2 refs.; PBD: Apr 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Annual Report 96; PB: [121] p.
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; APATITES; BONE FRACTURES; CRYSTALLIZATION; HEALING; MONOCHROMATORS; NEUTRON BEAMS; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION; RADIOTHERAPY; TIBIA
OSTI ID:
593233
Research Organizations:
Institut Max von Laue - Paul Langevin (ILL), 38 - Grenoble (France).
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE98617526; TRN: FR9704844017462
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98617526
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
pp. 12-13
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Bacon, G E. The healing of fractured bones. France: N. p., 1997. Web.
Bacon, G E. The healing of fractured bones. France.
Bacon, G E. 1997. "The healing of fractured bones." France.
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title = {The healing of fractured bones}
author = {Bacon, G E}
abstractNote = {A method utilising neutron beams of width 1 mm, used on D1B (2.4 A) and D20 (1.3 A) to study the healing of fractured bones is presented. It is found that the callus bone uniting the fractured tibia of a sheep, whose healing had been encouraged by daily mechanical vibration over a period of three months, showed no trace of the large preferential vertical orientation of the apatite crystals which is characteristic of the normal bone. Nevertheless the bone had regained about 60% of its mechanical strength and the callus bone, although not oriented, was well crystallized. It is considered that the new monochromator for D20, expected to give increased intensity at 2.5 A, will be of considerable advantage. (author). 2 refs.}
place = {France}
year = {1997}
month = {Apr}
}