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Year : 1999
Tome : 150
Volume : 11
Pages : 851-868
Title : Principles of bone healing. Application to segmental bone defects
Authors : G. CHANOIT, D. H. MATHON et A. AUTEFAGE
Summary : The causes for bone defects, in human or animals, are either trauma or surgical resection (tumor, infection, correction of deformities). Bone is a highly specialized tissue in which mechanical environment and humoral signals influence physiological activity. In this first article, bone anatomy, bone biology and the different steps of bone healing are described. The authors also focus on the particular biology of large-sized bone defects and how bone healing process is overshot in these conditions.
Keywords : bone defects, bone physiology, bone anatomy, bone healing, nonunion, delayed union
Correspondence : D. H. MATHON
Adress : Unité Pédagogique Chirurgie, Ecole Vétérinaire de Toulouse, 23 chemin des Capelles F- 31076 Toulouse Cedex 3

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