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CMI Researchers’ Animal Model May Aid in Comparative Knee Studies

Stephanie G. Cone and Matthew B. Fisher, CMI members from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina, Sean G. Simpson, Jorge A. Piedrahita (CMI Director) from North Carolina State University and Lynn A. Fordham and Jeffrey T. Spang from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published a paper in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research that compares the pig knees and human knees at various stages of maturity. The development of this animal model will allow research teams to study injuries using pig knees and ultimately “improve clinical treatment of joint injuries in children and teens.”  It is believed these findings will help to advance research in this area.   To learn more: