Spinal cord injury: Present and future therapeutic devices and prostheses

@article{Giszter2008SpinalCI,
  title={Spinal cord injury: Present and future therapeutic devices and prostheses},
  author={Simon F. Giszter},
  journal={Neurotherapeutics},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={147-162}
}
A range of passive and active devices are under development or are already in clinical use to partially restore function after spinal cord injury (SCI). Prosthetic devices to promote host tissue regeneration and plasticity and reconnection are under development, comprising bioengineered bridging materials free of cells. Alternatively, artificial electrical stimulation and robotic bridges may be used, which is our focus here. A range of neuroprostheses interfacing either with CNS or peripheral… CONTINUE READING
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