A new patient with a T8-9 fracture dislocation injury has been enrolled into InVivo Therapeutics’ INSPIRE Study (InVivo Study of Probable Benefit of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold for Safety and Neurologic Recovery in Subjects with Complete Thoracic AIS A Spinal Cord Injury) 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 a member of the INSPIRE Study Steering Committee, performed the implantation with his partner, Samuel Chewning. Surgery was performed approximately 19 hours after the injury occurred. Dr. Coric and Dr. William Bockenek, chief medical officer at Carolinas Rehabilitation, are co-principal Investigators at this site.
“Implantation of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold went smoothly and the patient is doing well,” Coric says. “I have now implanted five patients with different injury types and locations, and the implantation procedure has been consistently uncomplicated. I look forward to following this most recent patient’s progress.”