Computed tomography-guided sub-end plate injection of pingyangmycin for a novel rabbit model of slowly progressive disc degeneration.

Affiliation

Department of Spine Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital and Orthopedic Research Institute of Sun Yat-sen University, No. 58 Zhongshan Er Rd, Guangzhou 510080, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Different animal models are used in disc degenerative disease research by now. To our knowledge, a functional animal model that mimics ischemic and slowly progressive disc degeneration of humans does not exist.

Keywords

Animal model,Computed tomography,Degeneration,Intervertebral disc,Magnetic resonance imaging,Rabbits,

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