Ghosh Book on Disc

Key points from this landmark book on the intervertebral disc:

  • Pg 164-5: Low proteoglycan content is seen in all the discs of the spine preceding disc degeneration.
  • Pg: 202: Amyloid protein degeneration occurs in disc with aging.
  • Pg 8: Donnan equilibrium of the disc is the negative charge of SO4 in the disc that maintains high equilibrium ratio for diffusion of fluid into the disc.
  • Pg 67: Nutrients diffuse into the disc as a result of a chemical concentration gradient.
  • Pg 52: Torsion of a disc to 9 degrees results in disc annulus failure.
  • Pg 56: Traction was seen to suck back a disc herniation.