CT based models for monitoring bone changes in parapledic patients undergoing functional electrical stimulation

Páll Jens Reynisson, Benedikt Helgason, Stephen J. Ferguson, Thordur Helgason, Rúnar Unnpórsson, Páll Ingvarsson, Helmut Kern, Winfried Mayr, Ugo Carraro, Paolo Gargiulo

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Abstract

Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) paraplegics suffer from pathological changes in the lower extremities such as muscle degeneration, hormonal alterations and bone resorption. The aim of the present study was, with the help of finite element and image analysis, to evaluate the osteogenic response of the patella of paraplegic patients undergoing Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). For this purpose, a patient that began a daily home based FES treatment 5 years after paralysation was monitored. Bone mechanical parameters were compared at the beginning of FES and after 3 years of treatment. According to our results, it is possible to conclude that application of long term FES treatment on denervated, degenerated muscles can be beneficial for bone growth in bones attached to the stimulated muscles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2011
Pages465-469
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event23rd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Sep 12 2011Sep 14 2011

Other

Other23rd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2011
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period9/12/119/14/11

Keywords

  • Bone Strains
  • Finite Element Modelling
  • Flaccid Paraplegia
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation
  • Patella

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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