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Tissue engineering and the intervertebral disc: the challenges.

Abstract:

Disc degeneration is a common disorder. Although the back pain that can develop in association with this is rarely life-threatening, the annual cost in terms of morbidity, lost productivity, medical expenses and workers' compensation benefits is significant. Surgical intervention as practised currently is directed towards removing the damaged or altered tissue. Development of new treatment modalities is critical as there is a growing consensus that the strategies used currently for symptomati...

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10.1007/s00586-008-0746-2

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Journal:
European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society
Volume:
17 Suppl 4
Issue:
SUPPL. 4
Pages:
480-491
Publication date:
2008-12-01
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EISSN:
1432-0932
ISSN:
0940-6719
Source identifiers:
239030
Language:
English
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pubs:239030
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2012-12-19

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