Dynamic echomyography shows that fes in peripheral denervation does not hamper muscle reinnervation

R. Zanato, R. Stramare, N. Boato, S. Zampieri, H. Kern, A. Marcante, S. Masiero, U. Carraro

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Abstract

Permanent denervated muscles were evaluated by ultra sound (US) to monitor changes in morphology, thickness, contraction-relaxation kinetics and perfusion. In a case of monolateral lesion of the sciatic nerve (due to a surgical neurotomy during the removal of hyperplastic lifenodes in the pelvis) morphology and ultrasonographic structure of the denervated muscles changed during a period of electro stimulation from a pattern typical of complete denervation-induced muscle atrophy to a pattern which might be considered "normal" when detected in an old patient. Despite the higher than normal energy of the delivered electrical stimuli of Vienna home-based Functional Electrical Stimulation (h-b FES) the muscles shown electromyografic and ultrasonographyc signs of re-innervation during the years of training.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBiomedizinische Technik
Volume58
Issue numberSUPPL. 1 TRACK-A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 20 2013

Keywords

  • FES
  • Reinnervation
  • Skeletal muscle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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