Author : G. Thanoon, M.

Effect of bone marrow and low power lasers on fracture healing with destruction of both periosteum and endosteum in rabbits

S. M. Ibrahim; M. G. Thanoon

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2010, Volume 24, Issue 1, Pages 5-9
DOI: 10.33899/ijvs.2010.5569

Ten mature rabbits of local breed were used in this study; weighing between 1.5 to 1.75 kg and aged about 1–2 years. These animals were divided into two equal groups; in group A destruction of both periosteum and endosteum was done one centimeter from each side of mid-shaft femoral bone fracture, then sufficient amount of autogenously bone marrow was injected directly at the fracture site after immobilization by intramedullary pin. In group B a similar procedure was achieved as in group A, but in additional to that He-Ne infrared laser therapy was used for several sessions. The result of radiological findings indicated that, the fracture healing occurred within group B at fifteen weeks, whereas in group A the healing occurred at eighteen weeks after operation. The implantation of autologous bone marrow enhanced the fracture healing, whereas using of combinations of autologous bone marrow and He-Ne infrared laser therapy hastened the healing.