Experimental treatment improves grip, finger motion in quadr
Doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre have implanted a spinal stimulator that is showing early promise in returning hand strength and movement to a California man who broke his neck in a dirt-biking accident five years ago.Brian Gomez, 28, became one of the world’s first patients to undergo surgery for the experimental device in June 2016.

UCLA scientists positioned the 32-electrode stimulator below the site of Gomez’s spinal-cord injury, near the C-5 vertebrae in the middle of his neck. That’s the area most commonly associated with quadriplegia, or loss of function and feeling in all four limbs....