Present status of chymopapain and chemonucleolysis

E. J. Nordby, M. D. 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
StatePublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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