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Table 2 Histological and histochemical analysis of the transpedicular biopsies from the bone-cement interface

From: Treatment of thoracic or lumbar burst fractures with Balloon Assisted Endplate Reduction using Tricalcium Phosphate cement: histological and radiological evaluation

Patient Elapsed time (in months)a Osteoid formationb Osteoclasts & osteoblastsb Combinedc Residual cementb Haematopo-ietic tissueb
1 6 3 3 6 1 1
2 6 2 2 4 2 3
3 7 2 1 3 1 1
4 7 2 2 4 3 2
5 8 2 2 4 3 1
6 8 3 3 6 3 1
7 8 2 1 3 2 3
8 9 3 3 6 3 1
9 9 2 2 4 1 1
10 9 1 1 2 3 1
11 14 2 3 5 3 1
  1. aElapsed time between the initial surgery and the removal of the instrumentation
  2. bScore of 1 to 3
  3. cScore of 2 to 6