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Anatomic changes in the macroscopic morphology and microarchitecture of denervated long bone tissue after spinal cord injury in rats.

Zamarioli A, Maranho DA, Butezloff MM, Moura PA, Volpon JB, Shimano AC - Biomed Res Int (2014)

Bottom Line: Both groups were composed of four subgroups (n = 10/group): (1) Sham, (2) SCI, (3) SCI + PS, and (4) SCI + ES.Rehabilitation protocol consisted of a 20-minute session, 3x/wk for 30 days.The animals were sequentially weighed and euthanized.

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Affiliation: Department of Biomechanics, Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Avenida Bandeirantes 3900, 14049-900 Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil ; Laboratory of Bioengineering, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Pedreira de Freitas, Casa 1, Avenida Bandeirantes 3900, 14049-900 Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
To study the effects of mechanical loading on bones after SCI, we assessed macro- and microscopic anatomy in rats submitted to passive standing (PS) and electrical stimulation (ES). The study design was based on two main groups of juvenile male Wistar rats with SCI: one was followed for 33 days with therapies starting at day 3 and the other was followed for 63 days with therapies starting at day 33. Both groups were composed of four subgroups (n = 10/group): (1) Sham, (2) SCI, (3) SCI + PS, and (4) SCI + ES. Rehabilitation protocol consisted of a 20-minute session, 3x/wk for 30 days. The animals were sequentially weighed and euthanized. The femur and tibia were assessed macroscopically and microscopically by scanning electronic microscopy (SEM). The SCI rats gained less weight than Sham-operated animals. Significant reduction of bone mass and periosteal radii was observed in the SCI rats, whereas PS and ES efficiently improved the macroscopic parameters. The SEM images showed less and thin trabecular bone in SCI rats. PS and ES efficiently ameliorated the bone microarchitecture deterioration by thickening and increasing the trabeculae. Based on the detrimental changes in bone tissue following SCI, the mechanical loading through weight bearing and muscle contraction may decrease the bone loss and restore the macro- and microanatomy.

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Flowchart of the experimental group design. (SCI: spinal cord injury; PS: passive standing; ES: electrical stimulation).
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fig1: Flowchart of the experimental group design. (SCI: spinal cord injury; PS: passive standing; ES: electrical stimulation).

Mentions: Eighty rats were divided into 8 groups (n = 10 per group, Figure 1). The first 4 groups were followed postoperatively for 33 days [(1) Sham 33 d, (2) SCI 33 d, (3) SCI + PS 33 d, and (4) SCI + ES 33 d], and the other 4 groups were followed postoperatively for 63 days [(5) Sham 63 d, (6) SCI 63 d, (7) SCI + PS 63 d, and (8) SCI + ES 63 d].


Anatomic changes in the macroscopic morphology and microarchitecture of denervated long bone tissue after spinal cord injury in rats.

Zamarioli A, Maranho DA, Butezloff MM, Moura PA, Volpon JB, Shimano AC - Biomed Res Int (2014)

Flowchart of the experimental group design. (SCI: spinal cord injury; PS: passive standing; ES: electrical stimulation).
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4127270&req=5

fig1: Flowchart of the experimental group design. (SCI: spinal cord injury; PS: passive standing; ES: electrical stimulation).
Mentions: Eighty rats were divided into 8 groups (n = 10 per group, Figure 1). The first 4 groups were followed postoperatively for 33 days [(1) Sham 33 d, (2) SCI 33 d, (3) SCI + PS 33 d, and (4) SCI + ES 33 d], and the other 4 groups were followed postoperatively for 63 days [(5) Sham 63 d, (6) SCI 63 d, (7) SCI + PS 63 d, and (8) SCI + ES 63 d].

Bottom Line: Both groups were composed of four subgroups (n = 10/group): (1) Sham, (2) SCI, (3) SCI + PS, and (4) SCI + ES.Rehabilitation protocol consisted of a 20-minute session, 3x/wk for 30 days.The animals were sequentially weighed and euthanized.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Biomechanics, Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Avenida Bandeirantes 3900, 14049-900 Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil ; Laboratory of Bioengineering, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Pedreira de Freitas, Casa 1, Avenida Bandeirantes 3900, 14049-900 Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
To study the effects of mechanical loading on bones after SCI, we assessed macro- and microscopic anatomy in rats submitted to passive standing (PS) and electrical stimulation (ES). The study design was based on two main groups of juvenile male Wistar rats with SCI: one was followed for 33 days with therapies starting at day 3 and the other was followed for 63 days with therapies starting at day 33. Both groups were composed of four subgroups (n = 10/group): (1) Sham, (2) SCI, (3) SCI + PS, and (4) SCI + ES. Rehabilitation protocol consisted of a 20-minute session, 3x/wk for 30 days. The animals were sequentially weighed and euthanized. The femur and tibia were assessed macroscopically and microscopically by scanning electronic microscopy (SEM). The SCI rats gained less weight than Sham-operated animals. Significant reduction of bone mass and periosteal radii was observed in the SCI rats, whereas PS and ES efficiently improved the macroscopic parameters. The SEM images showed less and thin trabecular bone in SCI rats. PS and ES efficiently ameliorated the bone microarchitecture deterioration by thickening and increasing the trabeculae. Based on the detrimental changes in bone tissue following SCI, the mechanical loading through weight bearing and muscle contraction may decrease the bone loss and restore the macro- and microanatomy.

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Related in: MedlinePlus