Controlled study of muscle force recovery in hemiparetic patients during treatment with functional electrical stimulation

Completed

Phase N/A Results

Trial Description

Interventions

  • Electrical stimulation Other
    Intervention Desc: This category includes any form of electrical stimulation intended to improve motor function or pain after stroke.

Trial Design

Randomized, controlled trial of 49 patients.

Patient Involvement

Patients were randomized to receive peroneal nerve stimulation for twenty min/day in addition to traditional physiotherapy treatment for one hour/day or traditional physiotherapy treatment alone.

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Maximum voluntary dorsal flexion moments of the ankle joint of the affected and non-affected extremities as measured with an isometric brace twice a week for one month.