Clinical experience with reinforced, anchored intramuscular electrodes for functional neuromuscular stimulation.

@article{Prochazka1992ClinicalEW,
  title={Clinical experience with reinforced, anchored intramuscular electrodes for functional neuromuscular stimulation.},
  author={Arthur Prochazka and Leah A Davis},
  journal={Journal of neuroscience methods},
  year={1992},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={175-84}
}
Implanted intramuscular electrodes must remain functional for many years if functional neuromuscular stimulation (FNS) is to become a standard treatment in paralysed individuals. In initial trials we found that 5 of 11 coiled single-wire FNS electrodes implanted in 3 patients failed within 8 months. Consequently, we turned to a reinforced electrode comprising 2 multi-stranded, insulated wires tandem-wound on a prolene core and terminated by a prolene anchor or tine (after Mortimer et al., 1986… CONTINUE READING