Home-Based Functional Electrical Stimulation Rescues Permanently Denervated Muscles in Paraplegic Patients With Complete Lower Motor Neuron Lesion

@article{Kern2010HomeBasedFE,
  title={Home-Based Functional Electrical Stimulation Rescues Permanently Denervated Muscles in Paraplegic Patients With Complete Lower Motor Neuron Lesion},
  author={H. Kern and U. Carraro and N. Adami and D. Biral and C. Hofer and C. Forstner and M. M{\"o}dlin and M. Vogelauer and A. Pond and S. Boncompagni and C. Paolini and W. Mayr and F. Protasi and S. Zampieri},
  journal={Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={709 - 721}
}
Background. Spinal cord injury causes muscle wasting and loss of function, which are especially severe after complete and permanent damage to lower motor neurons. In a previous cross-sectional study, long-standing denervated muscles were rescued by home-based functional electrical stimulation (h-bFES) training. Objective. To confirm results by a 2-year longitudinal prospective study of 25 patients with complete conus/cauda equina lesions. Methods. Denervated leg muscles were stimulated by h… Expand
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