Patient with broken spine walks again
It is commonly known that a broken spine (paraplegia) will cause loss of some if not all motor functions, due to damage of the bone marrow. In many cases it will paralyse a patient. In the US and EU alone over 480,000 people are bound to wheelchairs due to their spinal injuries and each year, around 24,000 more people join this list.
A new medical breakthrough has now enabled some patients to regain control over their lower extremities.