Injection of human umbilical tissue-derived cells into the nucleus pulposus alters the course of intervertebral disc degeneration in vivo.

Abstract

BACKGROUND CONTEXT Patients often present to spine clinic with evidence of intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). If conservative management fails, a safe and effective injection directly into the disc might be preferable to the risks and morbidity of surgery. PURPOSE To determine whether injecting human umbilical tissue-derived cells (hUTC) into the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2012.12.004

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