Grasping power by means of functional electrical stimulation in a case of C6 complete tetraplegia

Yoichi Shimada, Satoaki Chida, Toshiki Matsunaga, Akiko Misawa, Hiroki Ito, Tsutomu Sakuraba, Mineyoshi Sato, Kazutoshi Hatakeyama, Eiji Itoi

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Abstract

Grasping power (GP) by means of functional electrical stimulation (FES) was measured in a case of C6 complete tetraplegia. This was compared with GP by means of the dynamic tenodesis effect, the flexor hinge splint and the GP of normal female. Palmar grasp strength by means of FES was approximately 16% of the control group and 2.4 times greater than the flexor hinge splint. Lateral grasp strength by FES was approximately 13% of the control group. Our results suggest that FES is more effective than the flexor hinge splint in increasing the GP of tetraplegic patients, and that a stronger and stable GP, which is not affected by wrist position, makes FES practical for improving activities of daily living (ADL.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalTohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Volume201
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Complete tetraplegia
  • Functional electrical stimulation (FES)
  • Grasping power
  • Percutaneous intramuscular electrode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Shimada, Y., Chida, S., Matsunaga, T., Misawa, A., Ito, H., Sakuraba, T., Sato, M., Hatakeyama, K., & Itoi, E. (2003). Grasping power by means of functional electrical stimulation in a case of C6 complete tetraplegia. Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, 201(2), 91-96. https://doi.org/10.1620/tjem.201.91