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Partial Restoration of Spinal Cord Neural Continuity Sural Nerve Transplantation Using a Technique of Spinal Cord Fusion.


Ren X, Zhang W, Mo J, Qin J, Chen Y, Han J, Feng X, Han L, Feng S, Liang H, Cen L, Wu X, Huang C, Deng H, Cao Z, Yao H, Lan R, Wang X, Ren S
Front Neurosci. 2022; 16:808983.
PMID: 35237120.


Spinal cord injury (SCI) can cause paralysis and serious chronic morbidity, and there is no effective treatment. Based on our previous experimental results of spinal cord fusion (SCF) in mice, rats, beagles, and monkeys, we developed a surgical protocol of SCF for paraplegic human patients. We designed a novel surgical procedure of SCF, called sural nerve transplantation (SNT), for human patients with lower thoracic SCI and distal cord dysfunction.