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Dealing with a Pain in the Backside: Materials Science Solutions to Low Back Pain

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Low back pain will affect most adults at some stage in their life and accounts for more sick leave and disability than any other single medical condition. This talk will discuss the background of low back pain caused by degenerative disc disease and herniated discs, the current surgical solutions and the problems associated with these surgical solutions. The talk will then focus on a novel elastomeric total disc replacement implant and ongoing research into improving the biological fixation of the implant by application of a calcium phosphate coating to the endplates at low temperatures in a concentrated “simulated body fluid” solution.

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