Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2021 Apr;46(4):426-431
Department of Orthopaedics, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410011, China.
Rotator cuff injuries are the most common cause of shoulder pain and dysfunction. Ideal animal shoulder models should have similar shoulder anatomy and function as human, and are able to replicate the microenvironment change after tendon injury. At present, a variety of animal models including rat, mouse, rabbit, sheep, canine, bovine, and primate have been used to study the mechanism of rotator cuff injury, effects of different repair techniques, and factors affecting tendon to bone healing. Read More