An interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scientists, led by Dr Pawel Tabakown, Consultant Neurosurgeon from the Wroclaw University Hospital (Poland), are looking for two individuals with a complete SCI following a stab injury to the spinal cord.
Candidates may be either male or female, preferably more than six months post-injury and between 16 and 65 years of age, in good health and willing to participate for three years in an intensive physiotherapy and rehabilitation regime both pre and post-surgery.
Fortunately there are not many cases of such individuals in the UK, hence the importance to advertise widely. Recruitment of suitable candidates is not exclusive to the UK.
Surgery for such a procedure would be undertaken in Poland, in close cooperation with scientists from the UK led by Prof. Geoffrey Raisman. It is hoped that any pre and post-independent assessments could be undertaken closer to home.
It is hoped that further studies may help learn more about the regeneration about spinal cord tissue and function
Interested individuals can send their application directly through the recruitment website: walk-again-project.org with a brief description of the circumstances of the injury, treatment received, hospital or Spinal Injury Centre where treatment is provided and current ability to appreciate any feeling or initiate any voluntary movement below the level of injury.