Repair of large segmental bone defects in rabbits using BMP and FGF composite xenogeneic bone
The objective of this study was to determine the ability of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) and fibroblast growth factor (FGF) to repair large segmental radial bone defects in rabbits. We treated calf cancellous bones with 3 mg/L BMP (Group A), 5 μg/L FGF (Group B), or 3 mg/L BMP plus 5 μg/L FGF (Group C). A bone damage model was established using healthy radii from rabbits. The complexes were implanted in the areas of the bone defects in the radii.