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  • Removal of nucleus pulposus from the intervertebral disc - the use of chymopapain enhances mechanical removal with rongeurs: a laboratory study. 

    Dang, Lei; Wardlaw, Douglas; Hukins, David W. L. (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-8-122, 2007-12-13)
    DANG, L., WARDLAW, D. and HUKINS, D.W.L. 2007. Removal of nucleus pulposus from the intervertebral disc - the use of chymopapain enhances mechanical removal with rongeurs: a laboratory study. BMC musculoskeletal disorders [online], 8, article 122. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-8-122
    Background - A laboratory study was conducted, on cadaveric sheep spines to develop an effective procedure for removing as much nucleus as possible from an intervertebral disc with minimal disruption to the annulus. The ...