Is herniated disc tissue an adequate cell source for nucleus pulposus regeneration?

Aldemar A. Hegewald, Michaela Endres, Alexander Abbushi, Kirsten Schmieder, Christian Kaps & Claudius Thomé
Objective: The object of the study is to characterize the regenerative potential of cells isolated from herniated disc tissue obtained during microdiscectomy. The acquired data could help to evaluate the feasibility of these cells for autologous disc cell transplantation. Methods: For each patient[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]