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Pionnering Research Could See Paraplegic People Walk Again!

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Incredible, pioneering research sees Darek Fidyka a paralysed man now walk with a frame while sensation has returned to his lower limbs.

 

The surgery involved transplanting olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) from the nose to the spinal cord. OECs assist the repair of damaged nerves that transmit smell messages by opening up pathways for them to the olfactory bulbs in the forebrain.

 

Relocated to the spinal cord, they appear to enable the ends of severed nerve fibres to grow and join together – something that was previously thought to be impossible.

 

Click on the link here to read the full article from The Guardian.

 

This is an issue, as promotors of safety in the saddle, which RS-tor feels passionate about. RS-tor has been privileged to work with inspirational riders like Susi Rogers Hartley amd Emma Douglas who are paralysed, and it is amazing to think one day this new procedure could revolutionize their lives.

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