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Table 2 Size and scores of bone formation and absorption

From: Establishment of an animal model of a pasteurized bone graft, with a preliminary analysis of muscle coverage or FGF-2 administration to the graft

  2 weeks 4 weeks 12 weeks
aRelative size of bone formation on the host bone    
   Muscle cover (+); FGF2 (-) 1.03 0.85 0.51
   Muscle cover (-); FGF2 (-) 1 0.27 0.11
   Muscle cover (-); FGF2 (+) 0.44 0.82 0.77
Status of grafted bone based on average score    
Muscle cover (+); FGF2 (-) 0.0 -0.75 -1.75
Bridging or lamellar bone (2) 0 0 0
Single nodules of bone (1) 0 0 0
No change (0) 4 1 0
Mild bone absorption (-1) 0 3 1
Severe bone absorption (-2) 0 0 3
Muscle cover (-); FGF2 (-) 0.0 0.25 -2.0
Bridging or lamellar bone (2) 0 0 0
Single nodules of bone (1) 0 1 0
No change (0) 4 3 0
Mild bone absorption (-1) 0 0 0
Severe bone absorption (-2) 0 0 4
Muscle cover (-); FGF2 (+) 0.0 0.0 0.13*
Bridging or lamellar bone (2) 0 0 1
Single nodules of bone (1) 0 0 2
No change (0) 4 4 3
Mild bone absorption (-1) 0 0 1
Severe bone absorption (-2) 0 0 1
  1. FGF; fibroblast growth factor. The scores are shown in parentheses.
  2. a; Relative size of bone formation to [muscle cover (-); FGF2 (-)] at 2 weeks on the host bone in ratio.
  3. *; p < 0.05 (compared to the other groups).