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Stem Cell Technologies for Spinal Disorders

The Spine Institute is committed to advancing the scope of knowledge and expertise in the treatment of neurological, musculoskeletal, and spinal diseases through innovative research, technology leadership and education of future physician and surgeon scientists.

Starting in the Fall of 2015, Dr. Johnson and the Spine Foundation team will begin the initial stages of using stem cell transplantation technology for spinal cord repair in patients with ALS (ie: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also called Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and other spinal cord injury problems. Our group of surgeon-scientists and their fellows are currently engaging in preliminary tests, research and preparation to begin their first surgical procedures aimed at the cure of spinal cord injury with this technology.