The contribution of vitamin C to healing of experimental fractures

Citation
C. Yimaz et al., The contribution of vitamin C to healing of experimental fractures, ARCH ORTHOP, 121(7), 2001, pp. 426-428
Citations number
7
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY
ISSN journal
0936-8051 → ACNP
Volume
121
Issue
7
Year of publication
2001
Pages
426 - 428
Database
ISI
SICI code
0936-8051(200107)121:7<426:TCOVCT>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Abstract
The benefits of various minerals and vitamins on fracture healing have been demonstrated in animal models. Vitamin C is an essential substance in frac ture healing but has not been studied previously on an experimental basis. Sixteen rats were grouped randomly into control and vitamin C-supplemented groups. The right tibias of all rats were fractured by digital manipulation . One group received single high dose of vitamin C intramuscularly. On the 5th, 10th, 15th, and 20th days, two rats from each group were killed and th e tibias examined under light microscopy. It was seen that the vitamin C-su pplemented group went through the stages of fracture healing faster compare d with the control group.