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Genes, Designer Proteins & Biomaterials:

The Role of Biotechnology in  Spinal Surgery

Chapter 19

1) Artificial Disks for the Lumbar Spine
2) BMP: Biotechnolgy for Spinal Repair
High tech advances are transforming spinal surgery. This includes everything from artificial joints to genetically engineered proteins to cause the vertebrae to repair themselves. Guidance computers and advanced materials from the world of aerospace technology are also being applied.