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Table 5 Summary of semi-quantitative analysis of the histopathological features in the bone grafts after sterilization at 6 th , 9 th and 12 th weeks of study

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

Group Type of callus
Weeks 6th 9th 12th
Saline (n = 6) 12 15 18
Pasteurization (n = 6) 12 9 14
Irradiation (n = 6) 11 14 11
Autoclaving (n = 6) 14 15 6
Group Osteocytes (%)
Weeks 6th 9th 12th
Saline (n = 6) 14 15 16
Pasteurization (n = 6) 16 14 15
Irradiation (n = 6) 12 13 10
Autoclaving (n = 6) 14 15 5
Group Bone marrow (%)
Weeks 6th 9th 12th
Saline (n = 6) 4 6 2
Pasteurization (n = 6) 6 5 9
Irradiation (n = 6) 13 12 8
Autoclaving (n = 6) 12 11 1