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A paralysed man walks again after a spinal cord operation

22 Oct 2014 - 15h06 | By INSERM PRESS OFFICE | International

A paralysed man has been able to walk again after being treated by Polish surgeons at Wroclaw in south-west Poland. According to AFP, two years ago Darek Fidyka underwent two operations in Poland, performed by a team of doctors led by Dr Pawel Tabakow from Wrocław Medical University. This operation was the result of the researchers’ work, published in the journal Cell transplantation in 2013.

A BBC Panorama documentary reported on this medical first.

For a statement on this news item:

Pierre François Pradat, specialist spinal cord researcher in an Inserm unit and clinician at the Pitié-Salpétrière (AP-HP) hospital
Inserm Unit 1146 Biomedical Imaging Laboratory
pierre-francois.pradat@psl.aphp.fr

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