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Figure 11 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Figure 11

From: An animal model in sheep for biocompatibility testing of biomaterials in cancellous bones

Figure 11

Histology samples: While ground sections (30–40 μ m, surface stained with toluidine blue) are well suited for the assessment of osseointegration, new bone formation, materials resorption and histomorphometrical measurement (Fig. 11a), thin sections allow assessing cellular reactions such as degradation and elimination of biomaterials through macrophages (Fig. 11b, arrow) or the appearance of foreign body cells (Fig. 11c, arrow).

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