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Wednesday, 8 November, 2023

Parkinson’s implant restores man’s ability to walk — BBC News

A man with advanced Parkinson’s disease has been helped to walk again with a special implant that stimulates nerves in his spine.

Marc Gauthier, 63, from Bordeaux, France, the first person to try out the device, says it has given him a second chance in life.

He can now walk for miles, when previously he was often housebound and had several falls a day.

The medical team treating him describe the advance in Nature Medicine journal.

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