Prolapsed intervertebral disc | definition of prolapsed intervertebral disc by Medical dictionary
prolapsed intervertebral disc
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prolapsed intervertebral disc The backward expression of the pulpy centre (NUCLEUS PULPOSUS) of an intervertebral disc as a result of degenerative changes in the outer fibrous portion of the disc (the annulus fibrosus). Disc pulp is likely to press on adjacent spinal nerve roots causing severe pain and sometimes weakness in leg muscles. Also known as ‘slipped disc’.
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It has been estimated that the market will witness growth in the region throughout the forecast period due to the growing demand for thoracolumbar spine devices to treat prolapsed intervertebral disc
, spinal stenosis, and osteoarthritis in the region.
Key Words: Degenerative lumbar spine disease, Lumbar spinal stenosis, Prolapsed intervertebral disc
, Incidental durotomy
MRI revealed prolapsed intervertebral disc
at C5-C6 level compressing on the left root.