It is estimated that 60%-80% of a population have low back pain. At least 40% of subject with chronic back pain is due to intervertebral disc degeneration. New treatment of degenerated intervertebral discs points to regenerative medicine strategies which uses cells, bioactive biomaterials to reconstruct the intervertebral disc. Our new design to ensure the biomaterials will be delivered securely.
The present medical treatment of degenerated intervertebral discs is too invasive and destructive. No good means to restore the biological characteristics and function of the intervertebral disc.
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