Bone is a regenerative tissue with an innate ability to self-remodel in response to environmental stimuli and the need to repair damage. Rodent models of fracture healing, and in particular genetic mouse models, can be used to study the contributions of specific molecular switches to skeletal repair, as well as to recreate and exacerbate biological development and repair mechanisms in postnatal skeletons. Here, we describe methodology for producing fully stabilized, single-cortex defects in mouse femurs to study mechanisms of intramembranous bone regeneration.
- Fracture healing
- Intramembranous bone formation
- Mouse model
- Stabilized defect repair
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)