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Using a Knee Arthrometer to Evaluate Tissue-specific Contributions to Knee Flexion Contracture in the Rat

DOI :

10.3791/58084-v

November 9th, 2018

November 9th, 2018

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1Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital, 2The Bone and Joint Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa, 3Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 4The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, 5Department of Biology, University of Ottawa

The goal of the protocol is to measure the extension range of motion of the rat knee. The effects of various diseases that increase the stiffness of the knee joint and the effectiveness of treatments can be quantified.

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