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Using regenerative medicine to treat spinal cord injury

Author: David R. Mason, B.Vet.Med, MRCVS, DACVS, DECVS

This article discusses common considerations for spinal cord injuries and the role of regenerative medicine in helping patients recover from these debilitating injuries.  Also included in this article is a case study about Duncan, a 5-year-old Labrador retriever who presented with acute onset hind-limb paralysis.  After diagnostics he was diagnosed with fibrocartilagenous embolic myelopathy.  Read about the regenerative medicine protocol that helped get Duncan back on his paws.

About the author(s)

David R. Mason, B.Vet.Med, MRCVS, DACVS, DECVS

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David Mason, B Vet Med (Honours), MRCVS, is a Board Certified Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon specializing in Orthopedic, Neurologic, Oncologic and General Soft Tissue Surgical Procedures.

 

A native of Northern England who grew up on a dairy farm and has been involved with animals his entire life, Dr. Mason earned his veterinary degree with honours from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1999. After graduation he moved across the Atlantic Ocean in order to pursue a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Kansas State Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

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