Medtronic device helps paraplegics regain voluntary movement in legs

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.

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  • maybenot
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    a little here...a little there...


    pretty soon it becomes a "miracle"


    we live in a wonderful age -- thank you science and researchers.
    8 Apr 2014, 01:34 PM Reply Like
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