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A Novel Vertebral Stabilization Method for Producing Contusive Spinal Cord Injury
 

A Novel Vertebral Stabilization Method for Producing Contusive Spinal Cord Injury

Article doi: 10.3791/50149
January 5th, 2015

Summary January 5th, 2015

Vertebral stabilization is necessary for minimizing variability, and for producing consistent experimental spinal cord injuries.  Using a customized stabilizing apparatus in conjunction with the NYU/MASCIS impactor device, we have demonstrated here the proper equipment and procedure for generating reproducible hemi-contusive cervical (C5) spinal cord injuries in adult rats.

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