Adequacy of herniated disc tissue as a cell source for nucleus pulposus regeneration.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Feb;14(2):273-80
Authors: Hegewald AA, Endres M, Abbushi A, Cabraja M, Woiciechowsky C, Schmieder K, Kaps C, Thomé C
The object of this study was to characterize the regenerative potential of cells isolated from herniated disc tissue obtained during microdiscectomy. The acquired data could help to evaluate the feasibility of these cells for autologous disc cell transplantation.
PMID: 21214312 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]