Applications of In Vivo Functional Testing of the Rat Tibialis Anterior for Evaluating Tissue Engineered Skeletal Muscle Repair

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We describe an in vivo protocol to measure dorsiflexion of the foot following stimulation of the peroneal nerve and contraction of the anterior crural compartment of the rat hindlimb. Such measurements are an indispensable translational tool for evaluating skeletal muscle pathology and tissue engineering approaches to muscle repair and regeneration.

Date Published: 10/07/2016, Issue 116; doi: 10.3791/54487

Mintz, E. L., Passipieri, J. A., Lovell, D. Y., Christ, G. J. Applications of In Vivo Functional Testing of the Rat Tibialis Anterior for Evaluating Tissue Engineered Skeletal Muscle RepairJ. Vis. Exp. (116), e54487, doi:10.3791/54487 (2016).

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