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Table 2 Outcomes of dogs treated with DBM mix (D1–5) and dogs treated with GM (G1–5). Healing diagnoses are listed subjectively as ‘healed’ or ‘not-healed’ and expressed as weeks postoperatively (i.e. the recheck in weeks postoperatively (PO) where the diagnosis was ‘healed’. Individual cortical chips visible, qualitatively scored as yes or no, and expressed in months postoperatively. US: ultrasonography; CT: computed tomography; CR: computed radiography. The total healing time is expressed as mean [median]. There is a large difference between methods, but not between treatments by methods (for CR, p = 0.655; for CT, p = 0.578; for us, p = 1.000). * US healing times significantly different from both CT and CR (p <0.05)

From: Comparison of three imaging modalities used to evaluate bone healing after tibial tuberosity advancement in cranial cruciate ligament-deficient dogs and comparison of the effect of a gelatinous matrix and a demineralized bone matrix mix on bone healing – a pilot study

  Complete Healing (weeks PO) Visibility of bone chips (weeks PO)
  US CT CR CT CR
D1 8 12 12 12 12
D2 8 8 12 8 4
D3 4 8 8 4 4
D4 4 8 8 8 8
D5 4 12 12 12 12
DBM mix 5.6 9.6 10.4   
G1 4 8 12 n/a n/a
G2 4 8 12 n/a n/a
G3 4 8 8 n/a n/a
G4 4 4 4 n/a n/a
G5 4 8 12 n/a n/a
GM 4 7.2 9.6   
Total 4.8* 8.4 10