Present status of chymopapain and chemonucleolysis

E. J. Nordby, Mark Brown

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An analysis of recent events and newly published data on Chymopapain and the technique of Chemonucleolysis including an objective analysis of clinical and basic research as well as the circumstances leading to the Food & Drug Administration curtailment of the use of Chymopapain in the United States, indicate that the drug should be reapproved for investigational use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
VolumeNo. 129
StatePublished - Dec 1 1977


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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