Different patterns of lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration: a biomechanical evaluation

H.-J. Wilke, F. Galbusera & H. Schmidt
Objective: Degeneration of the intervertebral disc is related to progressive changes in the disc tissue structure and properties. These changes may be present separately or, more frequently, in various combinations. The different degenerative changes may have opposite effects on the spine biomechanics.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]