Soft spinal implants show promise as long-term solution to paralysis

January 12, 2015 11:09 AM

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Soft spinal implants show promise as long-term solution to paralysis

Spinal injury researchers have tested various types of implants but have reached a roadblock; while the devices perform to begin with, in the longer term the soft and stretchy tissue in the spinal cord rubs against the rigid material.

Over time, these traditional implants lead to inflammation, scar tissue build-up and immune rejection.

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