Control of Unsupported Paraplegic Standing
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00204113|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2008 by University of Glasgow.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : June 13, 2008
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Spinal Cord Injury Stroke||Device: Multi-purpose rehabilitation frame Device: Surface Functional Electrical Stimulation||Not Applicable|
The study will investigate the feasibility of using functional electrical stimulation (FES) of the calf muscles of paraplegic subjects to assist in posture stabilisation during standing. We aim to achieve postural stability by combining controlled FES of the lower-limb muscles with the voluntary motor control skills of the intact upper body.
In spinal cord injury (SCI), the paralysed muscles generally retain their ability to contract and electrical stimulation can be used in rehabilitation as a therapy. With functional electrical stimulation (FES) the aim is to restore some normal motor functions such as standing, stepping or cycling. A number of studies have investigated the physiological effects and potential therapeutic benefits of lower-limb FES exercise. These studies have shown that the benefits include restoration of muscle bulk and strength, a reduction in the rate of bone demineralisation, improvements in the range of joint motion, and relaxation of spasm. Standing is an important part of rehabilitation therapy for paraplegic patients, and helps to alleviate some of the secondary effects of paralysis.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Integrated Voluntary Control of Unsupported Paraplegic Standing|
|Study Start Date :||June 2002|
- estimates of physical parameters (ie. stiffness, viscosity, inertia)
- quality of standing
- amount of sway
- timing of standing
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|University of Glasgow|
|Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom, G12 8QQ|
|Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit|
|Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom, G51 4TF|
|Principal Investigator:||Kenneth J Hunt, BSc, PhD, DSc||University of Glasgow|