Denver Spine Surgeons today announced that it has enrolled its first patient in a nationwide FDA- cleared adult stem cell study testing novel treatment for chronic low back pain. The study will test the use of Mesenchymal Precursor Cells (MPCs) – adult stem cells derived from bone marrow that will be directly injected into the lumbar disc. The minimally invasive procedure may offer an alternative to back surgery for eligible patients with chronic pain from degenerative discs.
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The Executive Editorial Board of The Spine Journal selected Incidence of contraindications to total disc arthroplasty: a retrospective review of 100 consecutive fusion patients with a specific analysis of facet arthrosis written by David A. Wong, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), Sanjay Jatana, MD, Gary Ghiselli, MD of Denver Spine Surgeons as the winner of the first annual TSJ Editors' Choice Award. Click here to download a PDF of the article selected as the top paper among those published in The Spine Journal for volume year 2007 (new window will open).
1529-9430/06/$ – see front matter © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2006.04.012
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