Collagen synthesis and types I, III, IV, and VI collagens in an animal model of disc degeneration.

STUDY DESIGN The present study sought to elucidate the changes that occur in collagen chemistry in the early phases of disc degeneration. OBJECTIVE To monitor the healing process of the injured anulus fibrosus and the secondary degenerative reactions in the nucleus pulposus. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Despite the importance of collagen chemistry under… (More)