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Orthopaedic Surgery/Bone Viability

Orthopaedic Surgery

INTRODUCTION · AUTHORS · ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS · NOTE TO AUTHORS
1.Basic Sciences · 2.Upper Limb · 3.Foot and Ankle · 4.Spine · 5.Hand and Microsurgery · 6.Paediatric Orthopaedics · 7.Adult Reconstruction · 8.Sports Medicine · 9.Musculoskeletal Tumours · 10.Injury · 11.Surgical Procedures · 12.Rehabilitation · 13.Practice
Current Chapter: Upper Limb

Bone Viability
<<Bone Mineralisation Joints>>


Bone is living too. We lose sight of this, but somehow the bone bound creatures that are osteocytes have managed to find a cooperative arrangement whereby they are transported from place to place while remaining comfortably ensconced in their protective surroundings. They have their side of the bargain to uphold as well which is to manage the volume and pattern of structure which is their immediate environment and tend it like a garden. They are like beavers it seems, mending breaks and leaks in their dam to restore the integrity of the structure upon which they rely.