A spinal cord neuroprosthesis for locomotor deficits due to Parkinson’s disease Milekovic, T., Moraud, E.M., Macellari, N. et al. A spinal cord neuroprosthesis for locomotor deficits due to Parkinson’s disease. Nat Med (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-023-02584-1
Study show promise using spinal cord neuroprosthesis for locomotor deficits related to PD In late-stage Parkinson's disease, individuals often experience challenging walking problems that do not respond well to current treatments. A neuroprosthesis was developed to target specific areas in the spine responsible for walking. This device was tested successfully in a monkey model with similar walking issues to Parkinson's disease. It improved their walking abilities. Subsequently, the neuroprosthesis was implanted in a 62-year-old man who had suffered from severe walking problems due to Parkinson's for three decades. Used in conjunction with other treatments, it helped him walk more effectively, improving his balance and reducing freezing while walking. This neuroprosthesis represents a promising option for enhancing mobility in Parkinson's disease patients. Click below to read the study and CNN article. CLICK TO READ THE FULL STUDY CLICK TO READ THE CNN STORY
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