Recovering from Spinal Cord Injury: What Prevents Recovery?

What prevents recovery of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)? Hear a general overview of SCI as well as personal accounts of spinal cord injury, followed by an examination of SCI recovery obstacles. Dr. Michael Fehlings, professor of neurosurgery at the University of Toronto and medical director of the Krembil Neuroscience Center in Toronto, provides an insightful overview of regeneration obstacles to SCI recovery. Dr. Brian K. Kwon discusses one of the biggest areas of controversy lies in the applicability of animal research to the actual human clinical reality, termed “translational research.” Such application of animal research results to their human counterparts can provide false hope. A clinical SCI researcher also reviews the results of translational research into SCI care.

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