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Table 1 Description of the histomorphometric parameters.

From: Histomorphometric evaluation of bone healing in rabbit fibular osteotomy model without fixation

Histomorphometric parameters Description
Tissue volume Total callus area inclusive of all tissue both within and outside the original bone cortices.
Woven bone (area, %) The fraction of the tissue volume which is occupied by woven bone (primary or immature tissue). Figures 2 and 3.
Lamellar bone (area, %) The fraction of the tissue volume which is occupied by lamellar bone (secondary or mature tissue). Figures 1 and 3.
Periosteal fibrosis (area, %) The fraction of the tissue volume which is occupied by fibrous tissue. Figure 2.
Marrow fibrosis (area, %) The fraction of the tissue volume which is occupied by fibrous tissue on the marrow area. Figure 1.
Cellularity (number, mean/field) The number of cells.