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Breakthrough Therapy May Help Paralyzed Patients Walk Again — Psychology Today

Friday, 1 April, 2022

Breakthrough Therapy May Help Paralyzed Patients Walk Again — Psychology Today


Patients with spinal cord injuries are told that if prolonged rehabilitation efforts don’t ultimately restore movement in their legs, they are highly unlikely to ever walk again.
But a clinical trial of spinal cord injury patients in Switzerland has shown that this grim prognosis doesn’t always have to be true, even in those who have been paralyzed for years.
Dr. Andreas Rowland and colleagues at Switzerland’s Center for Neuroprosthetics and Brain Mind Institute, in a February 2022 article in Nature Medicine titled “Activity-dependent spinal cord neuromodulation rapidly restores trunk and leg motor functions after complete paralysis,” demonstrated that a combination of sophisticated imaging, computer modeling, and implantation of customized spinal stimulators restored motor function in patients who had been paralyzed up to nine years.
Read more at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/long-fuse-big-bang/202203/breakthrough-therapy-may-help-paralyzed-patients-walk-again

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