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Vázquez CR, Aguirre H, Zárate KB, Reyes-Sánchez A
Nucleus prosthesis in the treatment of degenerative disc diseases
Acta Med 2014; 12 (1)

Language: Español
References: 29
Page: 17-23
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Degenerative disc diseases (DDD) have an incidence of 40% of working-age people. We analize the probable etiological factors that favor its appearance, such as age, sex, race, smoking, etc. The pathogenesis includes different theories, the most accepted is disc degeneration caused by stiffness in the annulus and osmotic pressure decrease of nucleus pulpous, with unbalanced loads and increased stress. We review the traditional surgical methods of treatment as well as new contributions like total and partial arthroplasties. Nuclear replacement is classified in: Hydrogels; PDN-SOLO and the PDN-Hydraflex ,the nucleus NeuDisc-Duplication and Galiflex, Sythetic Polymers like DASCOR, Nucore, core injection device, SINUXANR and BioDisc. Other studies that are oriented towards mechanical technology that transmits forces uniformly across the disc space are Regain EBI and Nubac. Hydrogel Aquarelle Nucleus is a viscoelastic material which evenly distributes loads on plataformsterminals. Newcleus has a polycarbonate urethane elastomer which aligns the molecular chains in a specific configuration. Conclusion: The advent of disc arthroplasty technologies will improve the pain while preserving function (movement) and, theoretically, protect the adjacent segment.

Key words: Degenerative disc disease, disc prosthesis.


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