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Chapter 2 Intervertebral Disc Tissues

  title={Chapter 2 Intervertebral Disc Tissues},
  author={M. Adams},
  • M. Adams
  • Published 2017
  • Cartilagenous intervertebral discs separate adjacent vertebrae in the spine, allowing modest spinal movements, and distributing compressive load evenly on the vertebral bodies. A central fluid-like nucleus pulposus region is surrounded by a tough laminated annulus fibrosus. Because adult discs lack a blood or nerve supply, cell density is very low and tissue turnover is very slow. Consequently, discs have only a limited ability to heal following injury, and they exhibit a marked and progressive… CONTINUE READING
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