New research out of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center suggests that patients who receive a procedure to reroute amputated nerves experience less pain, numbness and phantom limb pain than those who don’t receive the treatment. The procedure, dubbed targeted muscle reinnervation, has a significant effect on patients if performed at the time of […]
People who have lost feeling in their limbs or have lost the ability to move them may soon have those sensations restored thanks to a slew of recent brain-controlled device innovations. While we are moving toward less invasive methods like electrode-filled caps on the head, there are still more invasive implants that are benefiting those […]
Ohio State University researchers have figured out a way to reanimate human hearts in order to gain a better understanding of irregular heartbeats. “It’s amazing. You can see the heart start beating again, which gives us an opportunity to study it with high-speed, high-tech equipment,” said Vadim Fedorov, an OSU biologist who developed the technique, […]
It turns out that an increased body mass index is actually a poor predictor of whether a common type of knee surgery, meniscal repair, will fail, according to new research out of Ohio State University. The results matter because experts assumed that BMI mattered when it came to the roughly 15% of meniscal repairs that […]
A new study shows that when you injure your knee, it changes your brain – which could put you at risk for further injuries. Using MRI, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center examined several pairs of volunteers, half who have suffered arterial cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and half who haven’t. “We were able to […]
Researchers touted a major breakthrough this week when a paraplegic patients successfully moved his own hand using only signals from his own mind.
The technology is comprised of a microchip implanted in the brain and a "sleeve" laden with electrodes that stimulates the muscles in the arm in precise coordination with signals from the brain. Unlike other technologies that rely on robotics or computers to move paralyzed limbs, the so-called "NeuroBridge" system translates brain signals into muscle stimulation.
Ohio State University researchers have received a $1.1 million federal grant to study the differences in outcomes in patients who have undergone total knee replacement operations.
The research will explore potential causes for the gap between some knee replacement patients who struggle to perform daily tasks, such as climbing the stairs, and other patients who are able to resume activities like hiking and tennis after their operations, according to a statement from Ohio State.