alexa Abstract | Is Healing of Fractures Regulated Centrally?
ISSN: 2165-7939

Journal of Spine
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The increased rate of fracture healing and abundant callus formation of long bone fractures in patients with concomitant severe acute traumatic head injury is a well-known orthopaedic phenomenon. Few studies, however, have reported this phenomenon being induced by acute traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). There is also a wellestablished clinical relationship between spinal cord injuries and heterotopic ossification. Research is yet to confirm accelerated bone healing in long bone fractures in patients with concomitant SCI and to establish theories about the mechanism causing it.

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Author(s): Fathy G. Khallaf


Bone fractures, Traumatic head injury, Monocytes, Spinal Canal,Spinal Diseases,Growth plate fractures

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