Artificial spinal disc replacement
Bowden, Anton E. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
- Motion preservation
- Biomechanics of artificial disc replacement
- Current status of artificial disc replacement
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Chronic back and neck pain (chronic spine pain) is a significant and growing problem that afflicts an estimated 15% of the population. Chronic spine pain, as opposed to transient spine pain, is characterized by its extended duration (longer than 6 weeks) and its recurrence. It is the second most common reason for visiting the doctor, right behind the common cold. It is also considered to be one of the most disabling conditions in the world and its associated costs make up the bulk of workers' compensation costs in the United States.
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