Paraplegic patients walk again with spinal cord implants
  • Jo Khan

Paraplegic patients walk again with spinal cord implants


Three patients with severe spinal cord injuries are walking again, thanks to a wireless implant which delivers electrical stimulation to the spinal cord.

In two studies published today in the journals Nature and Nature Neuroscience, scientists have shown that targeted electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, combined with intense physical rehabilitation, enabled these paraplegic patients to recover their leg movement and eventually start walking again.

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