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Table 6 CFU values (mean ± standard deviation) at implantation day (Inoculum) and day of sacrifice of the implant and the periprosthetic bone; p-values are given for comparison Inoculum/Implant and Implant/Bone

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

Groups Target CFU/10 μl
Inoculum Implant p-value (Inoculum vs. Implant) Bone p-value (Implant vs. Bone)
IA (HA) 102 1.16x102 ± 75 116.1x 103 ± 112x103 <.05 21.5x103 ± 29.3x103 <.05
IIA (HA-Ag) 102 1.71x102 ± 52 392.2x103 ± 641x103 <.05 30.2x103 ± 38.3x103 <.05
IB (HA) 103 0.97x103 ± 221 302.2x 103 ± 298x103 <.05 8.2x103 ± 3.9x103 <.05
IIB (HA-Ag) 103 0.83x103 ± 278 119.3x 103 ± 161x103 <.05 60.9x103 ± 55.1x103 <.05