The New Global Challenge

DCM is the world’s number one cause of spinal cord injury in adults, and yet it receives only a fraction of the funding and research activity seen in acute spinal cord injury. exists to change this. The research arm of the charity, RECODE-DCM, acts as a think tank to coordinate worldwide research efforts in the questions that matter most to people living and working with DCM.
Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Brian Kwon Tells Us How RECODE-DCM Provided the Foundation for Change

By getting involved in our growing number of research activities, you will add your valuable perspective. We welcome equitable input from a diverse range of stakeholders. By speaking a common language across the world, we aim to elevate DCM as a global healthcare priority. Join us and be part of the solution.
Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Brian Kwon Urges You to Join Us and Become Part of the Solution

Our Research Initiatives

As our charity grows, our research focus is widening. It includes:


None of this would have been possible without the support of AO Spine. We wholeheartedly thank AO Spine for kickstarting this important initiative.
The research initiatives of RECODE-DCM are now managed by Please, pledge your support by joining our community. You can sign up here