IIT Guwahati team fabricates spinal disc using silk — Science Chronicle

Researchers at IIT Guwahati have fabricated a silk-based spinal disc construct that mimics human intervertebral disc both in form and function. The construct allows annulus fibrosus cells or AF-like differentiated cells to grow and proliferate and deposit normal extracellular matrix. The construct was found to be biocompatible when implanted in mice. Using mulberry silk, researchers […]

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Dr Phani Kiran Surapuraju is a practicing Spine Surgeon in Chennai, India. Trained in one of the top three Medical colleges (Maulana Azad Medical College) in the country. National Board of Examination certified Spine Surgeon. 12 years of Post-MS experience in Orthopaedic Surgery, with 9 years of exclusive experience in Spine Surgery. Special interest in spinal deformity correction and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Fellowships in Spine surgery, including management of complex spinal disorders. (FNB, Univ Of Hong Kong and Univ of Bonn, Germany. )

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