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A paralysed man walks again after a spinal cord operation

22 Oct 2014 | By Inserm (Newsroom) | Uncategorized

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.

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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

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Pierre François Pradat
Chercheur spécialiste de la moelle épinière dans une unité Inserm, clinicien à l’hôpital Pitié-Salpétrière (AP-HP)
Unité Inserm 1146 Laboratoire d’imagerie biomédicale

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