Controlled immobilization-traction based on intervertebral stability is conducive to the regeneration or repair of the degenerative disc: an in vivo study on the rat coccygeal model.


Orthopaedic Institute, Department of Orthopaedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of SooChow University, 708 Renmin Rd, SuZhou, Jiangsu 215007, PR China. Electronic address: [Email]


Previous studies have shown the potential for intervertebral disc tissue regeneration is very limited. While in vivo and in vitro studies have shown that traction can restore disc height and internal pressure, in many clinical studies it was shown that axial mechanical traction for the treatment of low back pain is ineffective.


Biomechanics,Immobilization-traction,Intervertebral disc degeneration,Rat model,Regeneration,Remodeling,

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