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The beneficial role of lubricin in the intervertebral disc is not fully understood

Orthopedic surgeons who treat knee and shoulder injuries are reading and hearing more about lubricin and its important function as a lubricant in articular cartilage. It is something we will be hearing more about in the future. Recently, researchers have begun exploring its potential in the intervertebral disc.

I invited Myron Spector, PhD, an Orthopedics Today Editorial Board member, to share his insights and answer this month’s 4 Questions regarding the role of lubricin in musculoskeletal tissues, including the spine.

Background information related to the following interview can be found in the Orthopedics Today 4 Questions interview with Carl R. Flannery, PhD, who addressed lubricin in the context of articular cartilage.

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President of Ortho Spine Partners and Partner for The De Angelis Group. He also serves as Co-Founder and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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