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Mechanised system improves hand function after nerve damage

Engineers at Oregon State University (OSU) have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments created that could improve the transmission of mechanical forces and movement while implanted inside the body. The technology may offer new options to people who have lost the use of their hands due to nerve trauma, and could ultimately be expanded to improve function