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Vertex Spring Trial

About Acute Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury, Severity, and Treatment

The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that connects the body to the brain. These nerves carry signals to every part of the body. A spinal cord injury disrupts the signals.

Spine injuries are fractures or compressions of the vertebrae, the bone disks that make up the spine. Most injuries don't cut through the spinal cord. Spinal cord injury can occur when pieces of vertebrae tear spinal cord tissue or create pressure on the nerves.

Cervical spinal cord injury refers to a type of injury in the neck area of the spine.

An acute spinal cord injury is a medical emergency. Treatments may include surgery to stabilize the spine and relieve pressure on the spinal cord.

The SPRING Trial is evaluating an investigational therapy, VX-210, which is applied to the spinal cord during initial decompression/stabilization surgery.

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This website contains information related to general medical conditions and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a healthcare provider, considering the unique characteristics of the patient.

The study described here investigates treatments or outcomes that have not received regulatory approval from a health authority. The information presented here is not meant to convey conclusions of safety or effectiveness. There is no guarantee that the outcome of this trial will result in approval by a regulatory authority. The information about the SPRING Trial used in this website comes from ClinicalTrials.gov.