E. Rabischong

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In order to assess the effects of FES on muscle output, chronic electrical stimulation of the quadriceps muscle was applied for half an hour twice a day for 2 months, in 10 thoracic level traumatic paraplegic patients. Results concerning torque (at 6 different muscle lengths) and fatigue were measured using a strain gauge transducer in isometric condition,(More)
We studied muscle fatigue in 19 paraplegic patients during an isometric sustained contraction. Both quadriceps (n = 38) were maximally stimulated for 126 s. We defined a nonlinear equation with four coefficients to fit the data and extract fatigue indices carrying information on the amount (asymptotic values, torque coordinate at the inflection point, total(More)
In nine paraplegic patients we recorded the torque output and compound motor action potentials (CMAPs) produced by the quadriceps muscle during an isometric contraction elicited by electrical stimulation. The torque, the peak to peak amplitude, the latency, the peak to peak duration and the total surface of the rectified CMAPs were computed over a period of(More)
We recorded in 15 complete paraplegic patients the torque output and the surface action potentials (SAP) produced by the electrically stimulated quadriceps muscle during an isometric contraction lasting 126 s. We studied the evolution during the test of the peak to peak amplitude, the latency from the onset of stimulation, the rising time to peak, the peak(More)
Striated muscle atrophy and degeneration, which increase with the delay of denervation, represent two of the main causes for poor recovery following delayed nerve repair. The present study, using a rat model, tests the hypothesis that an adjunction of small, free, nonvascularised muscle grafts of contralateral healthy triceps into a chronically denervated(More)
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