A computer-assisted microscopic analysis of bone tissue developed inside a polyactive plymer implanted into an equine articular surface

Réka, Albert; Vásárhelyi, Gabor; Bodó, Gabor; Kenyeres, Annamária; Wolf, Ervin; Papp, Tamás; Terdik, Tünde; Módis, László; Felszeghy, Szabolcs (2012). A computer-assisted microscopic analysis of bone tissue developed inside a polyactive plymer implanted into an equine articular surface. Histology and histopathology, 27(9), pp. 1203-1209. Gutenberg

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One of the most promising applications for the restoration of small or moderately sized focal articular lesions is mosaicplasty (MP). Although recurrent hemarthrosis is a rare complication after MP, recently, various strategies have been designed to find an effective filling material to prevent postoperative bleeding from the donor site. The porous biodegradable polymer Polyactive (PA; a polyethylene glycol terephthalate - polybutylene terephthalate copolymer) represents a promising solution in this respect. A histological evaluation of the longterm PA-filled donor sites obtained from 10 experimental horses was performed. In this study, attention was primarily focused on the bone tissue developed in the plug. A computer-assisted image analysis and quantitative polarized light microscopic measurements of decalcified, longitudinally sectioned, dimethylmethylene blue (DMMB)- and picrosirius red (PS) stained sections revealed that the coverage area of the bone trabecules in the PA-filled donor tunnels was substantially (25%) enlarged compared to the neighboring cancellous bone. For this quantification, identical ROIs (regions of interest) were used and compared. The birefringence retardation values were also measured with a polarized light microscope using monochromatic light. Identical retardation values could be recorded from the bone trabeculae developed in the PA and in the neighboring bone, which indicates that the collagen orientation pattern does not differ significantly among these bone trabecules. Based on our new data, we speculate that PA promotes bone formation, and some of the currently identified degradation products of PA may enhance osteo-conduction and osteoinduction inside the donor canal.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Equine Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)

UniBE Contributor:

Bodó, Gabor

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0213-3911

Publisher:

Gutenberg

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Gassmann-Suter

Date Deposited:

22 Apr 2015 11:13

Last Modified:

22 Apr 2015 11:13

PubMed ID:

22806907

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.66887

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/66887

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