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Table 6 Maximum torque (N-mm)

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
  30 588 38 565 798 1215
  26 750 15 885 695 995
  36 665 55 750 1006 685
  10 840 26 852 658 598
  26 780 31 648 612 1305
  18 655 26 698 856 658
Mean ± SD 24.3 ± 8.4 713.0 ± 84.9a 31.8 ± 12.4 733.0 ± 111.2a 770.8 ± 133.5a 909.3 ± 279.2a
  1. aP < 0.05 compared to the untreated group. n = 6 in each group