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This Study at the Mayo Clinic Shows Promise for Paraplegics

A spinal injury usually means loss of mobility, but this study at the Mayo Clinic identifies that there is promise for a new implant that could help paraplegics regain their mobility. The study consisted of having an electrode implanted below the spinal cord of Jered Chinnock who was paralyzed in an accident three years ago. After extensive physical therapy, Chinnock was able to intentionally move his legs and perform motions on his own.

The Mayo Clinic study comes as a breakthrough in the medical field yet is still in quite early stages that require it to be further tested in order to see how it could be put to use for those who have had a spinal injury.