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Paralyzed Canadian man moves legs after experimental surgery in Thailand

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1 hour ago, mok199 said:

Prairie boys are tough as nails....good luck young man

We sure are, especially those of us who grew up playing hockey.  What happened to that team was a needless tragedy.  A lesson on the results of  regulation and government offloading. Similar to the Boeing 737-MAX. Privatizing heavy truck driver licensing to private companies that can be prone to malfeasance  has consequences. The Go-Fund-Me  campaign for the team brought in $15m in a short period of time.  His operation and rehab in Bangkok will cost $125,000. Not sure if the fund or government Medicare will cover the cost. 

 

 

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will this be the latest thai invention or just farang technology implanted into a patient here...

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38 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

never too old mate...

Yes but in Colin's case the muscles stop functioning after years of no use i would think, not that i'm know anything medical just an opinion, maybe i'm wrong hopefully!

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9 minutes ago, maxcorrigan said:

Yes but in Colin's case the muscles stop functioning after years of no use i would think, not that i'm know anything medical just an opinion, maybe i'm wrong hopefully!

 

muscles technically do not stop functioning in spinal injury, its just that the electrical impulses that cause the muscles to move no longer arrive.  muscles can be stimulated though by alternate sources of electricity to try to decrease atrophy in the interim hoping a solution is found in the future

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6 hours ago, pegman said:
8 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

A real plus for medical specialists and doctors in Thailand, who, contrary to what some TV posters think, can be as good as specialists and doctors in other, supposed more affluent first world countries.

 I remember reading this article sometime ago and telling my nephew, who is a med school student, that three of the top 14 technically advanced hospitals in the world are in Bangkok. Really amazing if you think of it. 

 

https://www.topmastersinhealthcare.com/30-most-technologically-advanced-hospitals-in-the-world/

 

take that list with a grain of salt as technologically advanced in thailands case refers to technology developed elsewhere. seems  a lot of centers that should be on that list are not. research in thailands tends to be done jointly with other countries that develop and innovate but may have cumbersome fda rules. original innovation and research is not abundant in thailand. thailand does have some very competent practitioners though.

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