A new and innovative therapy for restoration of dropped-foot with a 2-channel electrical stimulation implant: description and outcome in twenty patients

H.E. van der Aa, H.P.J. Buschman, G. Bultstra

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    Abstract

    Dropped foot is a condition often found in several patient groups, including Multiple Sclerosis, incomplete spinal cord lesion and most notably, stroke. a dropped foot occurs when the muscles of the lower leg are not able to voluntary lift the foot during the swing phase of walking because they are no longer under control of the central nervous system. as a result, the patient's gait pattern is inefficient, unstable and uncoordinated. This results in a higher chance of stumbling and falling, a low walking speed, and pain in the joints and muscles around the hip.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings 14th Meeting of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
    Place of PublicationPianoro, Italy
    PublisherMEDIMOND
    Pages1
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)978-88-7587-158-1
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2005

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    Name
    PublisherMedimond
    Numberfl-175_1

    Keywords

    • METIS-224259
    • EWI-18825
    • IR-76806

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    van der Aa, H. E., Buschman, H. P. J., & Bultstra, G. (2005). A new and innovative therapy for restoration of dropped-foot with a 2-channel electrical stimulation implant: description and outcome in twenty patients. In Proceedings 14th Meeting of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (pp. 1). Pianoro, Italy: MEDIMOND.