First Human Implantation of a Bioresorbable Polymer Scaffold for Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Clinical Pilot Study for Safety and Feasibility.

@article{Theodore2016FirstHI,
  title={First Human Implantation of a Bioresorbable Polymer Scaffold for Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Clinical Pilot Study for Safety and Feasibility.},
  author={Nicholas Theodore and Randall J. Hlubek and Jill Danielson and Kristin M. Neff and Lou Vaickus and Thomas R. Ulich and Alexander E. Ropper},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={
          E305-12
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE A porous bioresorbable polymer scaffold has previously been tested in preclinical animal models of spinal cord contusion injury to promote appositional healing, spare white matter, decrease posttraumatic cysts, and normalize intraparenchymal tissue pressure. This is the first report of its human implantation in a spinal cord injury patient during a pilot study testing the safety and feasibility of this technique (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02138110). CLINICAL… 

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