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Regenerative and biomimetic strategies in spinal surgery

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Degenerative conditions of the spine are a major public health problem, leading to severe back pain, reduced quality of life and chronic disablement in a proportion of sufferers. For some of these patients, spinal fusion surgery is a treatment that can alleviate back pain and restore normal function. However, limitations in the availability of graft material mean that alternative grafts are needed and tissue-engineering approaches have been employed.

Using a novel self-organising co...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Department:
Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

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Funding agency for:
Aman Sharma
Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
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Local pid:
ora:11605

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