Table 3: Effect of 4 weeks of mechanical loading on parameters of bone microarchitecture analyzed in a region of 100 lines selected between the test and the anchorage implants in rat tibiae.

NS 1 N 2 N 3 N

BV/TV%8.3 ± 1.411.5 ± 1.2#8.2 ± 1.36.1 ± 1.1
Tb.N (1/mm)2.77 ± 0.223.20 ± 0.22#2.58 ± 0.292.19 ± 0.17
Tb.Th (mm)0.071 ± 0.0020.071 ± 0.0020.071 ± 0.0020.071 ± 0.005
Tb.Sp (mm3)0.38 ± 0.030.33 ± 0.030.47 ± 0.120.48 ± 0.03
SMI2.99 ± 0.102.78 ± 0.103.00 ± 0.153.19 ± 0.14°
Ct.Th (mm)0.49 ± 0.020.48 ± 0.020.48 ± 0.030.51 ± 0.02

Mean ± SEM.
versus 3 N; versus 1 N.