Last updated on April 2019

Evaluation of an Advanced Lower Extremity Neuroprostheses

Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate a surgically implanted functional electrical stimulation (FES) system to facilitate exercise, standing, stepping and/or balance in people with various degrees of paralysis.

Detailed Study Description

Protocol Outline: Patents undergo surgery in which electrodes are implanted into muscles of the trunk and legs. Electrode leads are connected to an stimulator/telemeter. Following implantation, patients undergo training in standing, transfers and other advanced mobility skills using the functional electrical stimulation system. A prescribed course of exercise, functional training and rehabilitation with the implanted stimulation system, followed by laboratory assessments of strength, balance and functional abilities with and without the system, as well as the technical performance of the implanted components. Home-based training follows prior to discharge for home use of the system.

Patients are followed at 6 and 12 months after discharge and then annually thereafter.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00623389

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MetroHealth System

Cleveland, OH United States
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Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Cleveland, OH United States
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Recruitment Status: Open

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