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Table 5 Torsional stiffness (N-mm/deg)

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

  Untreated (n = 6) Autograft (n = 6) BOX hydrogel + BMP-2 (μg/ml) (n = 6)
0 5 10 20
  3 225 16 132 262 302
  6 182 0 210 205 250
  18 150 5 238 240 223
  0 272 6 210 154 163
  5 120 5 112 124 242
  8 280 2 145 108 160
Mean ± SD 6.7 ± 5.6 200.8 ± 59.6a 5.7 ± 5.1 174.5 ± 46.8a 182.2 ± 57.6a 223.3 ± 49.8a
  1. aP < 0.05 compared to the untreated group. n = 6 in each group