Cervical intraspinal microstimulation improves forelimb motor recovery after spinal contusion injury

@inproceedings{Kasten2012CervicalIM,
  title={Cervical intraspinal microstimulation improves forelimb motor recovery after spinal contusion injury},
  author={M. Kasten and Sunshine},
  year={2012}
}
Incomplete injuries to the spinal cord are the most commonly observed in human patients. These injuries spare neural tissue bypassing the lesion that could be influenced by neural devices to promote recovery of function. Intraspinal Microstimulation (ISMS) is a promising method of activating the spinal cord distal to an injury site, either to directly produce movements or to improve subsequent volitional control of the paretic extremities. Here we tested whether longduration ISMS can improve… CONTINUE READING

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