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Small-animal traumatizer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4030620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinical research, particularly among traumatized musculoskeletal patients, has been greatly inhibited by a lack of uniformity in the intensity of the injury. That is, few patients present identical injuries with respect to intensity and degree of soft tissue damage. Hence, researchers have gone to the experimental animal to achieve uniformity to the wound. Few studies, however, have reported effective methods of uniform traumatization. A small-animal traumatizer was developed at Brigham Young University that has proved reliable in producing a uniform contusion of 177 mm2 on the lateral thigh of the anesthetized experimental animal. If the investigator seeks an experimentally induced hematoma that approximates contusions seen clinically, one that is unvarying in every sample, something not available in traumatized patients, the small-animal traumatizer may be an important addition to your laboratory.
R S Francis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985)     Volume:  59     ISSN:  8750-7587     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Physiol.     Publication Date:  1985 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-21     Completed Date:  1985-10-21     Revised Date:  2013-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502536     Medline TA:  J Appl Physiol (1985)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  658-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Laboratory
Equipment and Supplies
Hematoma* / etiology
Wounds, Nonpenetrating* / etiology

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