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Research Centre of traumatology and Orthopedics, Uzbekistan

Title: Results of studying the microelemental composition of intervertebral discs in hernias of the lumbar spine


The progressive prevalence, significant economic losses, the costs of compulsory health insurance and high-tech medical care have turned the problem of lumbar osteochondrosis into a socially significant one. The urgency of this problem is dictated by the need to study the etiopathogenesis of the course of degenerative changes for an integrated approach when choosing an adequate treatment. Using instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA), a study of biomaterials, represented by tissue fragments of the removed part of the intervertebral disc herniation (IVD), obtained intraoperatively, at different stages of the degenerative process, was implemented. The method made it possible to determine the content of 22 essential microelements.

As a result of the data obtained, it was found that in the tissues of the intervertebral discs there is a gradual change in the content of a number of essential elements, depending on the stage of development of degeneration. The correlation between the microelement composition of the disc tissues and the course of the degenerative process established in this study can be used to predict the patient's condition and choose an adequate treatment.


Kochkartaev works as a senior researcher/assistant professor in the department of vertebrology of the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Traumatology and Orthopedics in Uzbekistan. He has more than 128 scientific papers, has 12 patents, including 7 patents for a useful model and 5 software products, published 3 guidelines and 1 methodological guide, 2 information letters.