Soft Spinal Implants Might Help In Spinal Injuries

A soft, implantable device from e-Dura was shown in a Science study to help rats who had a spinal cord injury regain some movement. David Essig, MD, attending orthopedic surgeon at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, says this device may provide people with some small, incremental help with their spinal cord injuries. Dr. Essig notes that this would be most suitable for people who have had a traumatic spinal cord injury and would not be as beneficial for people with paralysis caused by tumors or other sources.

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