Does Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation Suppress Foreign Reinnervation of Muscle ?


six weeks. Two additional animals served as nonstimulated controls. In each animal, the magnitude and time course of reinnervation was monitored by recording EMG potentials evoked by RLN stimulation. The appropriateness of reconnection was determined by the pattern of spontaneous EMG activity and recovery of vocal fold abduction. Results of this preliminary… (More)