Medtronic device helps paraplegics regain voluntary movement in legs

|About: Medtronic plc (MDT)|By:, SA News Editor

Medtronic (MDT) spinal-cord stimulators implanted into the backs of three paraplegic patients helped them wiggle their toes and ankles, flex their legs and even stand independently for moments at a time.

The treatment worked in two patients who were previously unable to move or feel their lower bodies.

Researchers now intend to conduct a similar study with eight more patients, using a new device with more flexibility.