Functional Electrical Stimulation: Standing and Walking After Spinal Cord Injury, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Functional Electrical Stimulation

Standing and Walking After Spinal Cord Injury, 1st Edition

By Alojz R. Kralj, Tadej Bajd

CRC Press

208 pages

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pub: 1989-01-31
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This reference text covers the fundamental knowledge and principles of functional electrical stimulation (FES) as applied to the spinal cord injured (SCI) patient. The principles of FES application and basic biomechanical issues related to FES in SCI are stressed. The fundamentals regarding patient selection criteria, indication, contraindications, and descriptions of procedures are clearly presented. Also included are the fundamentals and rationale of gait restoration with patient selection, control strategies, and the synthesis of gait sequences with trends in the field. Each chapter contains numerous references to the FES literature for the reader to easily evaluate and extend his knowledge in the area of interest. Biomedical and rehabilitation engineering professionals and researchers for medical doctors, physical therapists, and orthotists will find this publication invaluable.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Muscle Restrengthening and Patient Conditioning. Influence of Electrical Stimulation on Spas-ticity in Spinal Cord Injured Patients. Restoration of Standing. FES Ambulation Program in Incomplete SCI Patients. FES-Assisted Walk-ing in Complete SCI Patients. Index.

208 pp., 7x10, 1989, ISBN-0-8493-4529-4.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED056000
MEDICAL / Neurology
MED065000
MEDICAL / Orthopedics
MED085000
MEDICAL / Surgery / General