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This Nerve Surgery Can Change the Life of Paralyzed People

There is hope for regaining a paralysed person’s movement, as researchers from Australia has found a way to give back hand and arm movement to them. The Huffington Post has the details: 

According to a study published in The Lancet, two years after surgery and following intensive physical therapy, participants were able to reach their arm out in front of them and open their hand to pick up and manipulate objects.
Lead researcher Dr Natasha van Zyl from Austin Health in Melbourne, Australia told HuffPost UK the surgery is “a life-changing event” which enables people to do everyday tasks without the use of aids and adaptive devices.
“Most often we are reconstructing elbow extension, hand opening, grasp and pinch,” she explained. “After reconstruction people can hold a drink, use cutlery, brush their hair or teeth, put on makeup, handle money, pick up objects, use tools and use electronic devices more easily and independently.”

imag credit: via medical news today


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