Spinal traction promotes molecular transportation in a simulated degenerative intervertebral disc model.

@article{Kuo2014SpinalTP,
  title={Spinal traction promotes molecular transportation in a simulated degenerative intervertebral disc model.},
  author={Ya-Wen Kuo and Yu-Chun Hsu and I-Ting Chuang and Pen-Hsiu Grace Chao and Jaw-Lin Wang},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={E550-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN Biomechanical experiment using an in situ porcine model. OBJECTIVE To find the effect of traction treatment on annulus microstructure, molecular convection, and cell viability of degraded discs. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Spinal traction is a conservative treatment for disc disorders. The recognized biomechanical benefits include disc height recovery, foramen enlargement, and intradiscal pressure reduction. However, the influence of traction treatment on annulus microstructure… CONTINUE READING
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