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Nerve surgery helps people with paralysis control their hands and arms

Nerve surgery can restore some control to the arm and hand following spinal cord injuryVasyl Dolmatov/Getty By Ruby Prosser Scully Surgeons have reanimated the hands and arms of people who are paralysed by connecting up working nerves to the injured ones, giving people the ability to use their phones, apply make-up and feed themselves again.… Read More »

Wrong body part removed during surgery

The NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has ordered an urgent investigation into a Sydney hospital after surgeons removed the wrong body part from a cancer patient last week. The male cancer patient was admitted to the Northern Beaches Hospital, in Frenchs Forest, for colorectal surgery at the public-private hospital, when physicians removed the wrong side… Read More »