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A medical miracle allowed this man to feel his hands again after 10 years

A medical miracle allowed this man to feel his hands again after 10 years

WATCH  |  Drew Callahan suffered a life-changing injury 10 years ago during a motorcycle accident. The devastation caused uncontrollable shaking in his hand, a disorder called essential tremor.  But a revolutionary clinical trial at the University of Virginia changed all that.

The pain and anguish was also felt by Drew's grandfather, Eldon Cox. They shared special memories together playing golf at a nearby course where they lived.  

Those simple joys seemed almost lost entirely after the accident. That is until they discovered a program at UVA'S medical center that used a technique called "focused ultrasound." Essential tremor affects as many as 10 million Americans.

Drew's case is really extra special, not only was he the last person we treated in the trial, but he was the youngest at the prime of his life.
Dr. Jeffrey Elias

Led by Dr. Jeffrey Elias, a neurosurgeon at UVA, the unique trial is practiced only by 7 other hospitals in the world. 

He was amazed by the results as soon as patients were delivered the treatment. 

Drew before going through the Focused Ultrasound Treatment

Drew posted his condition before going into the four-hour treatment.

Drew after going through the Focused Ultrasound Treatment

And the incredible, emotional moment after!

Dr Jeff Elias talks about the first treatment of ET with Focused Ultrasound

Here's Dr. Elias talking about the Focused Ultrasound procedure. 

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