James Chang

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  • A Method for Immobilizing the Forelimbs of Rabbits. Contemporary topics in laboratory animal science / American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Thunder, R. M., Chang, J., Broome, R. L., Most, D. 1998; 37 (5): 94-95

    Abstract:

    Immobilizing the forelimbs of rabbits after surgical procedures is necessary to allow healing, yet it often can be difficult, because rabbits are often able to pull the repaired limb from its cast soon after surgery and well before adequate tissue repair has taken place. We describe here a method of immobilization that uses 3 layers of cast material combined with flexion of the radiocarpal and radiohumeral joints. This method resulted in successful immobilization in 97% of the rabbits on which it was used.

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