Nerve rewiring helps paralysed man move hand

A paralysed man has regained limited use of his hand after pioneering surgery to bypass damage to his spinal cord.His injury meant his brain could not "talk" to his hand, meaning all control was lost.

Surgeons at the Washington University School of Medicine re-wired his nerves to build a new route between hand and brain. He can now feed himself and can just about write.

 

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