(Sputnik News) A 35-year-old Polish man in a coma since May became conscious and lucid after doctors at the University Hospital in Olsztyn implanted a brain stimulator in the patient. The success of the implant indicates a breakthrough in treating coma patients.
Neurosurgeon Wojciech Maksymowicz warned, however, "At the same time the patient is upset. He is now very aware of his physical state. He suffers from spastic paraparesis. We try to explain to him that first he needs to undergo rehabilitation," adding, "This is the case of just one patient. We need more statistics to be sure of the effects of the brain stimulator."