The experiment was brought forward earlier this year by Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero in hopes of helping those with this sort of disorder. However, like most major experiments lack of human trials always slow progress in such areas. The motivation is clearly to offer a second chance for people with harsh conditions that impact the body. But the possibility of rejections during the transplant makes this a high risk treatment. It has always been considered to be an impossibility to achieve such a breakthrough but with today’s standards there seems to be no limit to what can be done anymore.
Specific details have been released revealing the process in what it will take to achieve this experiment. One which involves cooling the body while attaching the two body parts during the surgery. But there seems to still be some questions emerging about the potential of actually fusing the spinal cord. Clearly an area that till this day has not been able to be restored after being severely damaged. According to Sergio’s Neuromodulation group, there have been other trials that created a temporary time frame where the subject would show good results. But as usual the human anatomy is a completely different story and fears have emerged revolving around the spinal cord dilemma.
Evidently Valery is confident that the turnout for better or worst could at least be a step forward in this field. He hopes it could be helpful for those who are not only in the same state as he is but for those who suffer from bad health conditions that affect the body greatly. Though the announcement was made earlier this year the surgery has been set to take place in the year 2016. Video can be found with Valery Spiridonov being interviewed about his brave attempt at a second chance online.
Written by Antonio Westley
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