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Table 1 The micro-CT 3D parameters of transplanted bone in isochronograft and heterochronograft limbs.

From: Bone quality and growth characteristics of growth plates following limb transplantation between animals of different ages - Results of an experimental study in male syngeneic rats

  Isochronograft(n = 10) Mean ± SD (Range) Heterochronograft(n = 5) Mean ± SD (Range) t value p value
BV/TV 0.3 ± 0.177 (0.09-0.38) 0.055 ± 0.023 (0.028-0.081) 3.03 0.0096
Tb.N (1/mm) 3.924 ± 1.249 (1.563-5.650) 1.42 ± 0.56 (0.819-1.862) 4.21 0.0010
Tb.Th (mm) 0.0697 ± 0.0242 (0.037-0.112) 0.0421 ± 0.003 (0.039-0.047) 2.47 0.028
Tb. Sp (mm) 0.221 ± 0.15 (0.083-0.583) 0.757 ± 0.308 (0.421-1.174) -4.63 0.0005
BS/TV (1/mm) 10.1 ± 2.22 (7.197-13.295) 2.69 ± 1.10 (1.419-3.863) 7.01 < 0.0001
BS/BV (1/mm) 35.4 ± 9.40 (22.70-53.35) 48.9 ± 1.76 (9.257 to 54.27) -3.13 0.0080
  1. Abbreviations: Tb.N = Trabecular number; Tb.Th = Trabecular thickness; Tb.Sp = Trabecular Separation; BV = Bone Volume; TV = Tissue Volume; BS = Bone Surface; ns = no significance, SD = Standard Deviation.