Experimental Study on Embryo Skeletal Development to Postnatal Growth Process of Rabbit Thighbone
Bone forming phenomenon is an exquisitely genetic programmed and dynamic process that occur from early embryo skeletal development to postnatal growth and culminating in the formation of highly variable and complex but perfect optimized structures. In this study the high resolution imaging techniques such as computerized tomography (CT) is used to obtain quantitative information about the progressive changes in three-dimensional (3D) skeletal morphology and density of rabbit thighbone during early embryo skeletal development to postnatal growth. Then the changes of the thighbone volume, shape and density during the bone growth process are evaluated by using the 3D images reconstruction method, and the growing direction of the thighbone structure is also evaluated. The effects of genetic and environmental complications to optimized skeletal patterns of bone are discussed.
Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, Shahrum Abdullah, Aidy Ali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Mariyam Jameelah Ghazali and Zainuddin Sajuri
J. Mamatrozi et al., "Experimental Study on Embryo Skeletal Development to Postnatal Growth Process of Rabbit Thighbone", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 462-463, pp. 1158-1163, 2011