intervertebral disc


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intervertebral disk
profile of lumbar intervertebral disks

intervertebral disk

or intervertebral disc
n.
A broad disk of fibrocartilage situated between adjacent vertebrae of the spinal column.
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intervertebral disc

(ˌɪntəˈvɜːtəbrəl)
n
(Anatomy) any of the cartilaginous discs between individual vertebrae, acting as shock absorbers
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Noun1.intervertebral disc - a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)
spinal column, spine, vertebral column, rachis, backbone, back - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
disk, saucer, disc - something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate; "the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky"
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Translations
meziobratlová ploténka
disco intervertebral
disques intervertébraux
tussenwervelschijf
disco intervertebral
intervertebraldiskmellankotskiva

intervertebral disc

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[3] Intervertebral disc herniation is the most common cause of lumbosacral radiculopathy in patients under the age of 50 years.
All of the patients with clinical and radiologic evidence of intervertebral disc prolapse who underwent surgery were included while the patients who had radiculopathy or myelopathy due to any other reason than cervical disc prolapse were excluded.
So far, treatments for intervertebral disc degeneration include spinal fusion surgery and replacing the damaged discs with artificial ones.
When 12 levels in 195 cases were taken into consideration, disc bulging/herniation were determined in 412 (18%) levels among the total of 2,340 intervertebral disc levels.
Key Words: Degenerative lumbar spine disease, Lumbar spinal stenosis, Prolapsed intervertebral disc, Incidental durotomy
Method: Rabbits were used as experimental animals and their intervertebral disc were injured by open surgery.
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is among the most important contributors to low back pain, leading to patient disability and heavy financial burdens globally [1, 2].
The specific cause and pathogenesis of intervertebral disc degeneration have made great progress but have not yet been fully elucidated [3].
This technique allows access to the intervertebral disc of lumbar spine via retroperitoneal space, between great vessels and psoas muscle.
Background: Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is a major cause of disc protrusion, likely to be associated with decrease of water content.

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