I used to just read the posts here with great appreciation to Dr. Wise Young, due to very busy work load and committments. I believe it is time now to join the forum and do my best for the community.
We have been performing the Xiao Procedure for over 350SCI and 1500SB cases since 2000 with a success rate over 80%. I have focused on th clinical trial in USA recent years. The reason is simple: 10 patient's results in USA are more valuable and more convincing than 10,000 cases in China where high quality followups are difficult to obtain. The USA results, so far, are better than I expected. I can not provide you with patient's details by law, but you can get some information from the NIH webside: http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=7696321
Please read the abstract and be advised the reported results was for one year after surgeryonly and the paper hasbeen accepted by one of the top medical journals.Most recent results are even better.
Also, I wish all patients to get as much infomation as possible regarding the Xiao Procedure before making any decision. Those people who lost libel cases and fined US$10,000 in NY Federal Court and 40,000RMB in China, came here to smear on me was bad, but should have some positive role: Patients should be very careful before making decision for surgery, not only regarding the Xiao procedure, but any invasive procedue. I am posting a link below,which is a webcaster of my invited leture on Xiao procedure at SIU 30th annual meeting.
I will try my best to answer your all questions, though may with delays( just too busy)