Neuroprosthetics of the upper extremity--clinical application in spinal cord injury and challenges for the future.

@article{Rupp2007NeuroprostheticsOT,
  title={Neuroprosthetics of the upper extremity--clinical application in spinal cord injury and challenges for the future.},
  author={R{\"u}diger Rupp and Hans J Gerner},
  journal={Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 Pt 1},
  pages={
          419-26
        }
}
The complete restoration of movements lost due to a spinal cord injury (SCI) is the greatest hope of physicians, therapists and certainly of the patients themselves. Particularly, in patients with lesions of the cervical spinal cord every little improvement of missing or weak grasp function will result in a large gain in quality of life. Despite the fact that novel drugs for axonal regeneration in the spinal cord are in the phase of imminent human application, up to now, the only possibility of… CONTINUE READING

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