SPINESCAN LITERATURE REVIEW
Issue 2, Volume 2
Intervertebral Disc Regeneration
Research Review

Introduction

Research Review

Welcome from Dwight Tyndall, MD, FAAOS

Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is part of the cascade that can lead to back pain and other pathologies such as spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy in the lumbar spine. Current treatment involves nonsurgical options such as physical therapy, medications, selected injections—if indicated—and lumbar fusion.

Recently, there has been increasing interest in reparative treatments, which would allow patients to maintain their natural anatomy and avoid ablative treatment, such as lumbar discectomy and fusion. Although human clinical trials are scarce, there is a plethora of basic science research on the possible use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the reparative treatment of intervertebral disc degeneration.

The journal articles presented in this issue of SpineScan explore recent research and the efficacy of MSCs in intervertebral disc regeneration.

Key Considerations

First Article:
Clustered Cells in Intervertebral Discs Are Not More Viable Sources for Regenerative Therapies Than Single Cells
SHOW MAIN MENU
SHOW SUB MENU
Cancel
Delete

Get new patient cases delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our healthcare professional eNewsletter, SpineMonitor.
Sign Up!