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Electrical implant helps paralysed people to walk again

September 24, 2018 4:55 pm

Three patients, all paralysed from the waist down, have been able to walk again after having an electrical patch fitted to their spinal cords.

Experts say the device, which is placed below the injury, helps lost signals from the brain reach the leg muscles.

US research teams at the University of Louisville and the Mayo Clinic, report the success in Nature Medicine and the New England Journal of Medicine.

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One of the recipients says her life has been transformed by the technology.

Hope after accident
Kelly Thomas, 23, from Florida, is one of two patients at the University of Louisville who has been helped by the development, which has been combined with months of intense rehabilitation therapy.

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