publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

High-volume FES-cycling partially reverses bone loss in people with chronic spinal cord injury.

Prisca Eser; Nick Donaldson; Tanja H. Kakebeeke; Angela Frotzler; Claudio Perret; Kenneth J. Hunt; Kenneth J. Hunt; S. Coupaud; S. Coupaud;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2008 Journal: Bone, volume 43, pages 169-176 (issn: 8756-3282, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to severe bone loss in the paralysed limbs and to a resulting increased fracture risk thereof. Since long bone fractures can lead to comorbidities and a reduction in quality of life, it is important to improve bone strength in people with chronic SCI. In this prospective longitudinal cohort study, we investigated whether functional electrical stimulation (FES) induced high-volume cycle training can partially reverse the loss of bone substance in the legs after chronic complete SCI. Eleven participants with motor-sensory complete SCI (mean age 41.9+/-7.5 years; 11.0+/-7.1 years post injury) were recruited. After an initial phase of ...
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free text keywords: Physiology, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Histology, Quantitative computed tomography, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, Osteoporosis, medicine.disease, Bone density, Spinal cord injury, Osteopenia, Bone mineral, Long bone, medicine.anatomical_structure, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Anesthesia, Tibia, business.industry, business
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