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Jul 8, 2019

Surgery restores arm function in some paralysed patients: study

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Surgeons in Australia have managed to restore arm function in paralysed patients, allowing them to feed themselves, use tools and handle electronic devices, according to the results of a groundbreaking study released Friday.

Thirteen who had suffered rendering them tetraplegic underwent several operations and intense physiotherapy in the largest ever application of a technique known as .

A team of surgeons succeeded in attaching individual nerves from above the zone of the spinal to nerves below the trauma site. The functioning nerves were then used to stimulate paralysed muscles below the injury zone.

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