Functional electrical stimulation for the treatment of lower extremity dystonia.

@article{Barrett2012FunctionalES,
  title={Functional electrical stimulation for the treatment of lower extremity dystonia.},
  author={Matthew J Barrett and Susan Bressman and Oren A. Levy and Stanley Fahn and M. W. O'dell},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={
          660-1
        }
}
Primarily used as an alternative to ankle foot orthosis (AFO) for central foot drop secondary to stroke or other CNS disease, lower extremity functional electrical stimulation (FES) works by electrical stimulation of the common peroneal nerve during the swing phase of gait.[1] This results in contraction of the anterior tibialis muscle and lateral compartment muscles with resultant dorsiflexion and eversion of the foot. Dystonia, which subsumes a range of involuntary hyperkinetic movements, may… CONTINUE READING
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