R. J. Moore

April 2000, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 92 - 96 Review Read Full Article 10.1007/s005860050217

First Online: 25 April 2000

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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