Successful operation in China – level 2

22-01-2015 15:00

A person in China was in a traffic accident and the accident injured his spinal cord. The person couldn’t move after the accident, but that problem can change very soon.

Chinese experts created a special material which can regenerate nerves. They used this material to help the patient who underwent a 4-hour-long operation. There were no complications.

Five other patients with spinal cord injuries will soon have operations.

Difficult words: spinal cord (nerves which go down the spine – the row of bones which go down your back), material (stuff that makes up something), undergo (to do something to somebody).

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