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Table 3 Semi-quantitative radiographic evaluation: descriptive data

From: Which is the best method of sterilization for recycled bone autograft in limb salvage surgery: a radiological, biomechanical and histopathological study in rabbit

Weeks post-op Saline Pasteurization Autoclaving Irradiation
1 (n = 6) 0.2 ± 0.4 0 0 0.3 ± 0.5
3 (n = 6) 7.5 ± 2.3 6.2 ± 1.5 6.5 ± 1.6 7.8 ± 0.8
6 (n = 6) 12.5 ± 2.7 10.8 ± 1.9 10.8 ± 1.3 15.2 ± 3.7
9 (n = 4) 29.8 ± 2.1 25.5 ± 2.5 17.8 ± 2.2 30.3 ± 3.9
12 (n = 2) 39 ± 2.8 36 ± 8.5 23 ± 2.8 38.5 ± 2.1
  1. Note: Data are means ± standard deviation. () = Number of samples in each group.