Saturday, 25 April 2015

Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

Spinal graphic

A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Darek Fidyka, who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame.

The treatment, a world first, was carried out by surgeons in Poland in collaboration with scientists in London.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great post, and this is the kind of stuff that is amazing to see and read about. Because it actually show that physical therapy can work wonders on the body. You just have to believe.