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Table 4 Bone mineral density (in grams per square centimeter, g/cm2)

From: Treatment of critically sized femoral defects with recombinant BMP-2 delivered by a modified mPEG-PLGA biodegradable thermosensitive hydrogel

Groups Mean ± SD p
 Untreated 0.37 ± 0.03  
 Allograft 0.80 ± 0.09 0.000a
 BOX hydrogel 0.41 ± 0.05 0.140
 BOX hydrogel + 5 μg/ml BMP-2 0.61 ± 0.06 0.001a
 BOX hydrogel + 10 μg/ml BMP-2 0.73 ± 0.05 0.000a
 BOX hydrogel + 20 μg/ml BMP-2 0.90 ± 0.08 0.000a
  1. acompared to the untreated group