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Title: Changes in the endplate and their relationship to intervertebral disc degeneration
Author: Zehra, Uruj
ISNI:       0000 0004 5914 6514
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2015
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Low back pain represents a significant financial burden to society. The major costs are associated with chronic back pain which often arises as a result of intervertebral disc degeneration. Discs lie between the vertebrae and are separated fi'om them by a cartilaginous and bony endplate. The endplate is vital for intervertebral disc health because of its role in load-transfer and disc nutrition. Consequently, changes to the endplate due to ageing or injury may adversely affect the disc and contribute to varying forms of degeneration.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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