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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Electrical stimulation and treadmill gait in tetraplegic patients: assessment of its effects on the knee with magnetic resonance imaging
Author: FERRO, F. P.
GONZALEZ, H. J. N.
FERREIRA, D. M.
CLIQUET JR., A.
Abstract: Study design: Evaluation of knees of tetraplegic patients who have been walking for several months with the aid of a system that involves neuromuscular stimulation, treadmill and a harness support device. Objectives: To investigate if the training program could cause knee injury to tetraplegic patients. Setting: Hospital das Clinicas - UNICAMP. Campinas-SP, Brazil. Methods: Nine patients were evaluated. Clinical exam and magnetic resonance images (MRIs) were used for evaluation. MRIs were taken before and after the training program, in a 6-month interval for each patient. There were two sessions of training every week. Each session lasted 20 min. Results: No severe clinical abnormality was observed in any patient. Mild knee injury was observed in four of nine patients studied. Conclusions: Tetraplegic patients undergoing treadmill gait training deserve a close follow-up to prevent knee injury.
Subject: quadriplegia
treadmill gait
neuromuscular electrical stimulation
knee
magnetic resonance imaging
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
Citationo: SPINAL CORD, v.46, n.2, p.124-128, 2008
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1038/sj.sc.3102078
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.sc.3102078
Date Issue: 2008
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