The vertebral end-plate ¶is critical for maintaining the health of the intervertebral disc. This ¶paper reviews the literature that relates to end-plate structure and development and describes how disc integrity is affected by changes ¶associated with pathology and ¶aging. A range of studies, including biomechanical, biochemical, ¶surgical and histological is discussed to illustrate the important role of the end-plate in spinal function.
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Received: 18 November 1999/Accepted: 10 December 1999
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Moore, R. The vertebral end-plate: what do we know?. E Spine J 9, 92–96 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1007/s005860050217
- Key words Spine
- Intervertebral disc
- Disc degeneration