Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2021 Feb;46(2):129-35
Secondary Department of Orthopedics-traumatology, People's Hospital of Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou 350004, China; Key Laboratory of Orthopedics-traumatology and Rehabilitation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ministry of Education, Fuzhou 350122; Fujian Institute of Orthopedics-traumatology, Fuzhou 350004.
Objective: To observe the effect of "knot-loosing method" of acupotomy on morphological changes in knee osteoarthritis (KOA) rabbits, so as to provide experimental basis for clinical acupotomy treatment of KOA.
Methods: Male New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into blank control, model and acupotomy groups, with 8 rabbits in each group. By using the modified Videman method, the left hindlimb was immobilized for 6 weeks with a plaster cast to replicate the KOA model. Read More