Science and Medicine

Medicine On The Cutting Edge

Charles Glassman MD

Medicine On The Cutting Edge – Paraplegic Man Stands and Moves Legs Voluntarily After New Treatment

Dr. Susan Harkema, Ph.D., Rehabilitation Research Director of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center was the lead author in a study that made international news just a couple weeks ago ( Using implant technology, Dr. Harkema and her team were able to get a paraplegic man to stand and move his legs for the first time since his accident several years ago. To learn more about the ongoing studies, contact the University of Louisville/Frazier Rehab Institute at or call 1-866-540-7719.