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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Neuromuscular Electric Stimulation In Heterotropic Ossification Regression [estimulação Elétrica Neuromuscular Na Reversão Da Ossificação Heterotópica]
Author: Ferreira D.B.J.
Lippelt H.C.
Cliquet Jr. A.
Abstract: Heterotropic ossification is a common complication after spinal cord injury. Gradual advancements in the physiopathology and rehabilitation fields, and new treatment methods are a hope for the recovery of the clinical picture of injured individuals in the near future. The objective of this study was to evaluate the heterotropic ossification response of the thigh-femoral joints to neuromuscular electric stimulation in tetraplegic patients after rachial-medullar trauma. Six patients were submitted to neuromuscular electric stimulation for an average period of 16.6 months, being evaluated for X-ray imaging. Improvements on X-ray images were identified in two patients and the non-progression of the picture was observed in the remaining patients. Neuromuscular electric stimulation in spinal cordinjured individuals could be a useful method for treating heterotropic ossification and related progression prevention.
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Date Issue: 2006
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