publication . Other literature type . Article . 2008

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

Angela Frotzler; Sylvie Coupaud; Claudio Perret; Tanja H. Kakebeeke; Kenneth J. Hunt; Nick de N. Donaldson; Prisca Eser;
  • Published: 01 Jul 2008
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
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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