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How are stem cells used in spine surgery?

The advantage of using stem cells in spinal surgery is that these are the body's own natural growth factors and growth cells that can promote bone growth. With stem cells, we see much more successful rates of fusion.

Stem cells and their benefits have been investigated in relation to spine surgery in the recent years. There is hope that someday, stem cells will help in a new therapy for spinal cord injury patients.

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