Study Finds Mechanical Integrity of Endplate—Not Its Porosity—Predicts Disc Degeneration

Study Finds Mechanical Integrity of Endplate—Not Its Porosity—Predicts Disc Degeneration

A study 1examining cadaveric intervertebral discs (IVD) indicates disc degeneration is more closely related to reduced pressure associated with mechanical loading than levels of endplate porosity or thickness. Though endplate porosity increases as the IVD degenerates, the results of the study demonstrated that IVD degeneration is caused by reduced pressure in the nucleus—not the reduction […]

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