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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 19, Issue.: 3

Review Article

A Review of the Degenerative Intervertebral Disc Disease


Tomaz Velnar1,2*, Gorazd Bunc1, Uros Maver2 and Lidija Gradisnik2

1Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Centre Maribor, Slovenia.

2Medical Faculty, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Maribor, Slovenia.

Article Information
(1) Ashish Anand, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, GV Montgomery Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA.
(1) José Pedro Lavrador, Hospital Santa Maria, Portugal.
(2) Tarush Rustagi, Apollo Hospital, India.
(3) Anonymous, The University of Memphis, USA.
(4) Xiao-Tao Wu, Medical School of Southeast University, China.
(5) Vidhya Malar, University of Madras, India.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/17217


Degenerative disc disorders represent an important cause of morbidity in everyday clinical practice. Numerous factors may initiate degenerative processes, which most commonly affect the nucleus pulposus and ultimately influence the biomechanics of the spine. Mechanisms of degeneration and associated factors are briefly described.

Keywords :

Fibrous annulus; nucleus pulposus; intervertebral disc; degeneration; spine.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2017/22925

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