Optimization of engineered endplates to improve in vivo integration of atissue engineered intervertebral disc
Sarah E Gullbrand
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December 2019 -
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Low back pain, most commonly caused by degeneration of the intervertebral disc, places a significant social and economic burden on the general public, active duty military and veterans alike. Current clinical treatments for disc degeneration are limited in that they do not restore disc structure or function. To address this, our group has developed a whole, tissue engineered intervertebral disc composite (eDAPS) composed of engineered annulus fibrosus, nucleus pulposus and endplate regions. The...