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Research Article

Occurrence and Treatment of Bone Atrophic Non-Unions Investigated by an Integrative Approach

  • Liesbet Geris equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Liesbet Geris, Anita A. C. Reed

    liesbet.geris@mech.kuleuven.be

    Affiliations: Division of Biomechanics and Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, Prometheus, Division of Skeletal Tissue Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, Biomechanics Research Unit, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium

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  • Anita A. C. Reed equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Liesbet Geris, Anita A. C. Reed

    Affiliations: Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Jos Vander Sloten,

    Affiliation: Division of Biomechanics and Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

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  • A. Hamish R. W. Simpson,

    Affiliation: Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Hans Van Oosterwyck

    Affiliations: Division of Biomechanics and Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, Prometheus, Division of Skeletal Tissue Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

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  • Published: September 02, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000915

About the Authors

Liesbet Geris, Jos Vander Sloten, Hans Van Oosterwyck
Division of Biomechanics and Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Liesbet Geris, Hans Van Oosterwyck
Prometheus, Division of Skeletal Tissue Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Liesbet Geris
Biomechanics Research Unit, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium
Anita A. C. Reed
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Anita A. C. Reed
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
A. Hamish R. W. Simpson
Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: liesbet.geris@mech.kuleuven.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LG AACR JVS AHRWS HVO. Performed the experiments: LG AACR. Analyzed the data: LG AACR JVS AHRWS HVO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LG AACR. Wrote the paper: LG AACR AHRWS HVO.