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The Effect of Ligation of the Canine Nutrient Artery on Intramedullary Pressure
ELIZABETH M. CUTHBERTSON; EVELYN SIRIS; RUTHERFORD S. GILFILLAN
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From the Experimental Surgical Laboratory, Department of Surgery, and the Isotope Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital, San Francisco
1964 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1964 Jun 01;46(4):781-788
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Abstract

The nutrient arteries of eleven tibiae and eight humeri were ligated. In every instance there was an immediate and usually a large decrease in intramedullary pressure. In nine bones the pressure rose to preocclusion levels within less than three hours. In an additional eight the pressure returned to normal within from four to twenty-two days. In only two instances did the postligation pressure not recover during the period of observation (sixteen to twenty-five days).

Post mortem injection of the subclavian or femoral artery resulted in filling of the nutrient arterial system via collateral channels in all specimens.

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