A team of researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah have developed an artificial spine disk. The team includes BYU engineering professors Anton Bowden, Larry Howell and former BYU student Peter Halverson. The trio created an artificial disk that is both flexible and durable enough to withstand the rigors of the human spine.
The artificial spine disk is designed to help those suffering from chronic back pain. There is no cure for chronic back pain, with the best treatment options only able to alleviate part of the pain. The artificial spine disk is meant to provide permanent relief by replacing damaged disks. The disk has already been licensed for use by Utah's Crocker Spinal Technologies, and could be out on the market as early as next year.
Researchers at Byu Develop an Artificial Spine Disk
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