Functional electrical stimulation in tetraplegic patients to restore hand function.

@article{Degnan2002FunctionalES,
  title={Functional electrical stimulation in tetraplegic patients to restore hand function.},
  author={Gregory G Degnan and Tyler C Wind and Elizabeth V Jones and Richard F. Edlich},
  journal={Journal of long-term effects of medical implants},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={175-88}
}
The purpose of this collective review is to describe a new form of functional electrical stimulation called neuroprosthesis. This unique technology has been devised to produce lateral pinch and palmar grasp in persons with C5 and C6 motor level spinal cord injuries. This neuroprosthesis includes external as well as implanted components. First, a receiver is surgically implanted into the patient's chest above a pectoralis major muscle. The receiver stimulator is then connected to 8 surgically… CONTINUE READING