After being bedridden for nine years, a Lebanese patient was able to walk again thanks to a 9-month long treatment at a Turkish hospital.
Fouad Jamal El-Dine, 34, was in an industrial accident in Lebanon that caused him to lose his ability to walk, stand, and even to sit.
Since February, he has been receiving therapy at the Romatem Bursa Hospital in northwestern Turkey.
According to Anadolu Agency, Fouad received treatment in several countries, including Lebanon and the US, but those therapies failed to give him what he needed to be able to stand again. Following rehabilitation programs applied in Turkey, he is now able to sit and stand up.
During his fifth session, Fouad was able to gain back his balance with C-Mill, a medical device brought from Sweden.
The C-Mill technology allowed doctors to notice disturbances in balance and prepare a special balance and walking program for Foaud.
“We have made really good progress. Robotic technology and exercises were very important in the success of the treatment,” Nurten Kucukcayir, rehabilitation specialist and head physician at the hospital told Anadolu Agency.
“We are now in the fifth session. With each session we do with C-Mill, walking balance gets better. Currently, our patient can walk without any support,” she said.