Ohio surgeons install neurobridge into paralyzed patient

The patient lay motionless under a blue sheet, wrapped in yellow egg-crate cushioning. The soft, pink soles of his feet poked out.

Sometime in late May, Bouton and his team will plug the patient into its computer again. A few weeks later, if all goes well, the sleeve will go on his arm. They will all watch for that one movement. We’ll revisit this patient case in a few weeks when we can see if the procedure worked.

(Courtesy of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) -  Neurosurgeons Milind Deogaonkar, left, and Ali Rezai, right, of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center perform brain surgery to implant the Neurobridge technology in a 22-year-old partially paralyzed man.

(Courtesy of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) – Neurosurgeons Milind Deogaonkar, left, and Ali Rezai, right, of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center perform brain surgery to implant the Neurobridge technology in a 22-year-old partially paralyzed man.

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