Implanted stimulators could restore leg function:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Lumbar implants now being developed at London University could help paraplegics to stand and to walk short distances. A team led by University College's Nick Donaldson has surgically implanted two patients with 12-channel stimulators in their lower back, at the root of the motor nerves. Both patients receiving the lumbar anterior-root stimulator implants (LARSIs) could stand after six months, with balance support, and after two years one of them can walk 24 steps.