Regenerative Medicine Utrecht

Translational regenerative research of the spine

We depend on close collaboration between surgeons and basic researchers.  

Cumhur Oner

As a spinal surgeon, I’m interested in developing less invasive surgical treatments of traumatic and pathological fractures of the spinal column.

My group focuses on translational regenerative research in the bone and intervertebral discs of the spine. In particular, we’re developing bone graft substitutes that involve MSCs, growth factors (BMPs), bioactive materials and use of inflammatory pathways. In addition to our goals of improving the treatment of spinal injuries, we’re also developing global classification and outcome measurement systems for traumatic and metastatic fractures of the spine. Our scientific and clinical aims depend on close cooperation between surgeons and basic researchers, which we experience on a daily basis.