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Animal Studies

2019 Dec 01

J Neurosci Methods


A Novel Device to Measure Static Hindlimb Weight-Bearing Forces in Pronograde Rodents.


Williams MD, Sommer SL, Meyers RC, Valdivia J, Nolan MW, Lascelles DBX
J Neurosci Methods. 2019 Dec 01; 328:108405.
PMID: 31465781.


Joint pain is composed of both spontaneous and movement-induced pain. In animal models, static bodyweight distribution is a surrogate for spontaneous joint pain. However, there are no commercially-available instruments that measure static bodyweight distribution in normal, pronograde rodents.