In this video, Dr. James Schwender of Twin Cities Spine Center talks about the future of disc replacement surgery:
"One of the unique difficulties with the disc itself is the lack of the blood supply. It makes it very challenging structure to change moving forward.
...There's no doubt that some form of a stem cell placed, maybe, in the periphary....where there is a vascular channel, maybe that's the way we need to start thinking about."
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