Treating patients with spinal cord injuries has always been a tricky process, especially in those with limited mobility. But physicians and researchers have made headway with treatment programs that rely on robotics, namely exoskeletons, that have resulted in patients regaining some movement back. Most of it has been pretty conservative, but a select few patients have experienced some exciting breakthroughs, including the ability to possibly walk once more, with assistance.
A new material could save people the agonising pain of knew replacement surgery with a new biomaterial that actually encourages regrowth of degraded cartilage. A bio-glass has been discovered that mimics the properties of cartilage, […]
The story starts with Gregoire Courtine and his team of scientists. They were using old implants in mice with spinal injury problems. In their work, they were trying to get the mice walk again. However, […]