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Old 11-14-2008, 01:22 AM
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Question Cadaver Disc Transplants !!!

Recenty I have come across a very interesting article how a Naval Chinese
Hospital in China had performed several of these from various unforntunate accident victims about 7 years ago on humans.

Though this has been purely experimented in the past with animals, this was a first of its kind on humans.

Chinese Doctors Perform World?s First Disc Transplant ( Experts have described as a ?new dimens...)

heres another article...

Spinal Disc Transplant Shows Promise Against Back Pain

After a 5 year study all had good to excellent results.

In fact they are now on a second level sudy for the next more refined implants of such.

I have also read a testimonial from someone here in USA that they too had one done right here in USA...

Any info on such ???

Could this be the real deal that we have all been waiting for for the so many suffering ???


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Old 11-15-2008, 01:06 AM
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Transplant in the USA??? I'd like to read about that.

I saw this data presented at NASS 2007 in Austin, TX. It was standing room only in the breakout session for this VERY interesting presentation.

The disc is harvested with both endplates intact, so the whole functional unit with the annulus and everything attached is there. Blending of the patient's bone to the donor bone has a high chance of success. As I type this, I don't know about the integrity of the PLL and ALL (posterior and anterior longitudinal ligaments), but with ADR procedures, they seem to be redundant, so I assume that they are not required. \

Interesting stuff... it's just hard to get a young, healthy person to donate their cervical discs because your neck hurts. I don't think we'll see this widely used any time soon.

All the best,

Mark
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