Paralysis

Surgeons in Australia have reversed hand and arm paralysis
The pioneering surgery at Austin Health Centre in Melbourne has been described as potentially having a life-changing impact.

The treatment bringing back feeling to people who have suffered paralysis

Dr Natasha van Zul talks to us about how this nerve surgery works
Scientists say they have been able to bring feeling and movement to limbs which had suffered paralysis. Through delicate nerve surgery, sensation returned to the elbows and hands of a number of people. So how exactly did they do it? Dr Natasha van Zul of Austin Health in Melbourne, Australia spoke to Newsday's Bola Mosuro about the patients who underwent the treatment. 

(Photo: A patient during the therapy for the hands Credit: Yavuz Arslan/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Paralysed but still horse-riding

Jemima Green from Beaminster was injured in a car crash three years ago.
Spinal implant helps paralysed patients walk again
Scientists develop an implant that can enable paralysed patients to walk again temporarily.

The electrical implant helping a paralysed man to walk again

Doctors say the device helps lost signals from the brain to reach the leg muscles
A man who was paralysed from the waist down after a snowmobile accident has been able to regain control of his legs with the help of a spine stimulator and intensive training. The breakthrough came at the Mayo Clinic in the US city of Minnesota. Newsday's Alan Kasujja spoke to the two scientists who co-authored the study; physical rehabilitation specialist Kristin Zhao and neurosurgeon Kendall Lee. 

(Photo: Jered Chinnock walking with a front-wheeled walker  Credit: Mayo Clinic)