Paralysed patients undergo complex 'nerve transfer' surgery - and regain movement in hands and arms

2019-07-09 05:00

For people with tetraplegia - paralysis of upper and lower limbs - improvement in hand function is the single most important goal. Now, after complex "nerve" transfer surgery, 13 patients are now completing previously impossible tasks.

Man talks about forgiveness after accident with taxi leaves him paralysed

2019-03-27 15:07

For nearly a year after his motorcycle accident in November 2016, Lennie Aspeling harboured hatred towards all taxi drivers.

Brain implant lets paralysed patients operate tablet device just by thinking about it

2018-12-23 15:00

A small group of paralysed patients in the US can now directly operate an off-the-shelf tablet just by thinking about it.

Woman left paralysed after completing half-marathon

2018-05-25 15:23

An American athlete revealed how she was struck down by a terrifying nerve condition that left her paralysed from the waist down.

WATCH: Paralysed man walks again for the first time – to the altar

2018-04-27 15:00

Doctors gave Chris Norton just a 3% chance of ever walking again.

‘I woke up paralysed’

2017-10-26 13:21

'I woke up one morning and my right leg was completely lame.'

10 things you're too scared to ask a quadriplegic

2015-12-03 20:00

We need to start speaking more about disability. And more importantly we need to listen.

Smoother control of robotic limbs through mind power

2015-05-25 11:12

A better way to harness mind power to move prosthetic limbs may make life easier for thousands of paralysed subjects.

Enterovirus may be linked to paralysis of 9 US kids

2014-09-29 09:12

Health officials are investigating 9 cases of paralysis in U.S children to determine whether or not Enterovirus, a respiratory illness that has affected hundreds of kids this year, may be involved.

WHO emergency meeting on worldwide spread of polio

2014-04-29 11:17

According to the World Health Organisation the wild polio virus is continuing to spread internationally from both endemic and re-infected countries.


Stem cells changed a rugby player’s life after paralysis

2019-05-29 15:49

It’s been two years since Ollie was paralysed following an injury during a rugby game. And he keeps amazing people with his recovery.

CrossFit fan paralysed after getting flu vaccine

2019-02-08 15:08

This CrossFit enthusiast was left paralysed after getting a flu shot, which left her in intensive care before she had to learn to walk again.

A revolutionary medical treatment has helped two paralysed people walk again — here's why it's such a huge deal

2018-09-30 09:58

The treatment involves the installation of an implant that delivers electrical stimulation directly to the spinal chord.

Watch: Girl surprises prom date by walking for the first time in 10 months

2018-04-30 13:45

The teen has been in a wheelchair for the past 10 months because of complications she suffered during an operation.

Paralysed girl with rare spinal injuries defies the odds

2018-03-23 14:40

“The doctors still stare in amazement every time they see her. "

Brain-controlled robotics helps reverse paralysis

2016-08-12 10:14

In a Brazilian trial, virtual-reality training and the use of brain-controlled robotics helped paralysed patients regain partial use of their limbs.

Neighbours raise R135 000 for paralysed PMB man

2015-09-25 09:48

The local community has rallied behind a 20-year-old Pietermaritzburg man Zak Dakers, who became a quadriplegic after he was involved in a car accident in February.

Cell transplant helps paralysed man walk with frame

2014-10-21 08:27

A new innovative treatment has successfully enabled a Bulgarian man to walk again after suffering knife wounds to the back left him paralysed.

Robotic braces help paralysed patients walk again

2014-06-27 11:07

The FDA has approved robotic leg braces for patients paralysed from the waist down that will allow them to stand and walk with some assistance.

Electrical device helps paralysed men move legs

2014-04-08 14:29

An electrical implant is helping paralysed people regain some movement in their limbs, but doctors caution that it is not a cure.

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