InVivo Therapeutics touts case study in 1st spine scaffold implant

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InVivo Therapeutics (NSDQ:NVIV) this week touted a case study of the 1st implantation of its spinal scaffold, a bioresorbable device designed to help treat traumatic spinal cord injuries.

The study, published in Neurosurgery, the journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, involved a 25-year-old man with an American Spinal Injury Assn. Grade A spinal cord injury sustained in a motocross accident. Dr. Nicholas Theodore, of the YY, implanted an InVivo spinal scaffold directly into the traumatic cavity.

After 3 months, the patient had improved to a Grade C incomplete injury, according to the study, and at 6 months there were no procedural complications or safety issues related to the device. InVivo has said that the patient demonstrated an 8-point gain on the 50-point AIS lower extremity motor score and additional bilateral motor function improvements between the 6-month and 12-month follow-ups.



Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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