Open Access

Table II

Histologic analysis at D28: cell count, vascular count and microscopic features of irradiated and non-irradiated samples. P value is given for each parameter.

Parameter Non irradiated group Irradiated group Statistical significance
Cortical/haversian bone ratio 0/1 to 3/2 0/1 to 2/3 NS
Architectural modifications No No NS
Viable osteocytes count 403.3 (354–436) 275.1 (213–318) p = 0.03
Viable osteoclasts count 9.3 (5–14) 2.6 (0–6) p = 0.03
Viable osteoblasts count 193.4 (143–219) 30.3 (12–47) p = 0.02
Necrosis No Yes S
Fibrosis No No NS
Vascularization (vessel count) 19.2 (11–31) 7.4 (5–10) p = 0.04

NS = the difference between irradiated and non-irradiated samples is not statistically significant.

Confidence interval is determined at 95%, i.e. p < 0.05 for statistical significance.

Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.

Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.

Initial download of the metrics may take a while.