The Intervertebral Disc

Molecular and Structural Studies of the Disc in Health and Disease

Editors: Shapiro, Irving M., Risbud, Makarand V. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive approach to recent research results on disc de- and regeneration
  • Numerous 4c illustrations
  • Contributions of international authors
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About this book

The intervertebral disc is a complex structure that separates opposing vertebrae, permits a wide range of motion, and accommodates high biomechanical forces. Disc degeneration leads to a loss of function and is often associated with excruciating pain.

Written by leading scientists and clinicians,  the first part of the book provides a review of the basic biology of the disc in health and disease. The second part considers strategies to mitigate the effects of disc degeneration and discusses the possibility of engineering replacement tissues. The final section is devoted to approaches to model normal development and elucidate the pathogenesis of degenerative disc disease using animal, organ and cell culture techniques. 

The book bridges the gap between the basic and clinical sciences; the target audience includes basic scientists, orthopaedists and neurologists, while at the same time appealing to the needs of  graduate students, medical students, interns and fellows.

About the authors

Irving M. Shapiro BDS, PhD

Makarand Risbud, Ph.D.

Division of Orthopaedic Research, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Structure, Function, and Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrae and the Intervertebral Disc

    Shapiro, Irving M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • The Intervertebral Disc: Overview of Disc Mechanics

    Cortes, Daniel H. (et al.)

    Pages 17-31

  • Development of the Intervertebral Disc

    Cox, Megan K. (et al.)

    Pages 33-51

  • Proteoglycans of the Intervertebral Disc

    Melrose, James (et al.)

    Pages 53-77

  • Collagen and Other Proteins of the Nucleus Pulposus, Annulus Fibrosus, and Cartilage End Plates

    Mwale, Fackson

    Pages 79-92

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Intervertebral Disc
Book Subtitle
Molecular and Structural Studies of the Disc in Health and Disease
Editors
  • Irving M. Shapiro
  • Makarand V. Risbud
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-1535-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-1535-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1534-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1943-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 446
Number of Illustrations and Tables
88 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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