Overview of Recent Basic Researches on OPLL and OLF

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Although extensive basic and clinical researches have been conducted regarding ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) and ossification of ligamentum flavum (OLF), their etiology still remains unclear. However, recently, several breakthroughs in basic researches especially on genetics, biomarkers, stem cells, etc., have taken place. In this chapter, the updates of basic researches are reviewed by frontrunner researchers and the brief summary of these researches is described in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOPLL
Subtitle of host publicationOssification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: Third Edition
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789811538551
ISBN (Print)9789811538544
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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