A seventh patient has been enrolled into the INSPIRE study (InVivo Study of Probable Benefit of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold for Safety and Neurologic Recovery in Subjects with Complete Thoracic American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) A Spinal Cord Injury). This marks the third enrolled at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, USA.
Domagoj Coric of Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, chief of Neurosurgery at the Carolinas Medical Center and member of the INSPIRE study Steering Committee, performed the implantation approximately 21 hours after the injury occurred. He and William Bockenek, chief medical officer at Carolinas Rehabilitation, are co-principal investigators at this site.
“The implantation procedure was a success, and the patient is doing well,” says Coric. “It has been rewarding to implant three patients with the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold and to be a part of the INSPIRE study. We look forward to closely monitoring and communicating the patient’s progress.”