Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Treatment Helps Paraplegic Stand, Take Steps



VOAVideo: New Treatment Helps Paraplegic Stand, Take Steps

A man paralyzed in a car accident four years ago has taken his first steps thanks to electrical stimulation of his spinal cord and some electrode implants. While researchers are calling it a breakthrough, they caution more research is needed before the treatment is available to other paralyzed patients. Still, it gives hopes to paraplegics everywhere. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.

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