Volkmann canal

Volkmann canal

(fōlk′măn)
[Alfred Wilhelm Volkmann, Ger. physiologist, 1800–1877]
Any of the small canals found in bone through which blood vessels pass from the periosteum. They connect with the blood vessels of haversian canals or the marrow cavity.
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CM-MSCs are likely to additionally contain perivascular MSCs, preosteoblasts, and bone-lining cells that also reside within the Haversian and Volkmann canal system, which takes a vascular supply from the periosteum into the bone, in addition to supporting the osteocyte network and physiological bone remodeling.
(a) Section through the femoral shaft prior to flushing of bone marrow demonstrated a large network of the Haversian and Volkmann canal system within the cortical lamellar bone.
The bone within the femoral shaft consisted of cortical lamellar bone, with a strong network of Haversian and Volkmann canals that were lined with perivascular-associated cells (Figure 1(c)).