Applicability of sheep and pig models for cancellous bone in human vertebral bodies

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

The mineral content of cancellous bone from sheep and pig vertebral bodies was determined by ashing at 800 degrees C. The results were compared with published results for human vertebral cancellous bone. The results for sheep (0.37 +/- 0.06 g cm(-3), mean +/- standard deviation) were not significantly different (p=0.127) to those from pigs (0.33 +/- 0.03 g cm(-3)). The results from both species were significantly higher (p

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-78
Number of pages3
JournalEngineering in Medicine
Volume226
Issue numberH1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • spinal surgery, bone mineral, vertebrae, Animal models