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Table 5 Microbiological results and bone weight of right tibiae (infected) determined on day of sacrifice; a positive tested on S. aureus

From: A new model of implant-related osteomyelitis in the metaphysis of rat tibiae

   Groups
   IA (HA, n = 6) IB (HA, n = 6) IIA (HA-Ag, n = 6) IIB (HA-Ag, n = 6)
Cultures of subcutaneous smears Positivea 1 1 2 1
Cultures of implant surface smears Positivea 2 3 3 4
Cultures of implant Positivea 6 6 6 6
Cultures of peri-implant bone Positivea 6 6 6 6
Bone weight [mg]   504 ± 27 498 ± 37 456 ± 67 546 ± 78