Case study - 8 baboons used (then killed) to study the healing process of shoulder tendon surgery

Surgeons at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney) surgically cut the tendons and damaged the rotator cuff in healthy baboons in an attempt to replicate the healing process in humans.


Eight female baboons, all over 15 years of age, had been used in experiments and breeding programs all their lives and scheduled for death, were taken from Australian Baboon Breeding Colony to be used in these highly invasive experiments.

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