nucleus pulposus


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nucleus pulposus

[¦nü·klē·əs pəl′pō·səs]
(anatomy)
The soft, fibrocartilaginous central portion of the intervertebral disk.
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Herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP), also referred to as a herniated disc, is a common spine pathology that occurs approximately 95% of the time at the L4-L5 or L5-S1 level (Fisher et al.
Transplantation of autologous nucleus pulposus cells to the epidural space induces functional changes in the adjacent nerve roots.
Herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP) of lumbar intervertebral disk with radiculopathy is uncommon in adolescents.
Radiculopathy due to herniated nucleus pulposus is a common condition, frequently associated with traumatic injury.
CryoLife, one of the few companies with a nucleus pulposus replacement device in development for the lumbar spine, anticipates filing for a CE Mark in the fourth quarter of 2006, which we anticipate would allow for European commercial distribution of BioDisc in early 2007.
These data continue to support the potential use of BioDisc as a durable nucleus pulposus replacement in spinal disc repair," said Steven G.
The presenters addressed the benefits and pitfalls of spinal motion technology, fusionless scoliosis options, lumbar arthroplasty outcomes, nucleus pulposus replacements and translational research efforts in spinal cord injury, disk regeneration, and image guided surgery.
THE BOOK: Section I starts with common spinal conditions: herniated nucleus pulposus (aka slipped disc), degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and scoliosis are beautifully illustrated and the conditions fully explained describing the problem, the expected symptoms, conservative treatments, and surgical treatments in language written for the general public.
1) at the Institute for Orthopedic Research and Biomechanics, University of Ulm, Germany reported direct in vivo measurements of pressures in the intervertebral disc in 28 body positions (Table 1) utilizing a pressure transducer implanted directly in the nucleus pulposus of a healthy non-degenerated L4-L5 disc of a male volunteer.
BioDisc NPR is intended to fill the void space within the spinal disc annulus following removal of the nucleus pulposus (discectomy) in the treatment of lumbar intervertebral disc herniation.
Frankfurt: XMP), today announced research results illustrating that human adipose-derived adult stem cells can differentiate into cells displaying the phenotype of nucleus pulposus (NP) cells.
Disc decompression is the removal of nucleus pulposus to relieve pressure a bulging disc exerts on adjacent nerves, causing pain.

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