Functional electrical stimulation of dorsiflexor muscle: effects on dorsiflexor strength, plantarflexor spasticity, and motor recovery in stroke patients.

@article{Sabut2011FunctionalES,
  title={Functional electrical stimulation of dorsiflexor muscle: effects on dorsiflexor strength, plantarflexor spasticity, and motor recovery in stroke patients.},
  author={Sukanta K. Sabut and Chhanda Sikdar and Ratnesh Kumar and M. Mahadevappa},
  journal={NeuroRehabilitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={393-400}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the therapeutic effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) of the tibialis anterior muscle on plantarflexor spasticity, dorsiflexor strength, voluntary ankle dorsiflexion, and lower extremity motor recovery with stroke survivors. DESIGN We conducted a prospective interventional study. SETTING Rehabilitation ward, physiotherapy unit and gait analysis laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Fifty-one patients with foot drop resulting from stroke. INTERVENTION The functional… CONTINUE READING

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