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Use of Functional Electrical Stimulation to Improve Hand Function with Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Study

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dc.contributor.author Musselman, Natalie
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-02T17:16:23Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-02T17:16:23Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/5095
dc.description.abstract Spinal cord injuries paralyze many people in the United States each year. The injury location has an impact on the degree of residual function. For people with injuries to the cervical region, loss of hand function is typically observed. This inhibits ability to perform daily activities and results in loss of independence; therefore, restoration of hand function is an important area of study. Functional electrical stimulation applied to paralyzed nerves is an intervention implemented to promote neural health and strength. The NESS H200 is a stimulation device for the hands that is available commercially. This system was applied daily to upper extremities of a quadriplegic participant. Following treatment, no increase the grip or pinch force was observed and no change in the functional assessment was noted. When attempting to increase hand function, the NESS H200 may not be the most time or cost effective treatment for patients with similar injuries. en_US
dc.publisher University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject spinal cord injury en_US
dc.subject C5 en_US
dc.subject functional electrical stimulation en_US
dc.subject NESS H200 en_US
dc.subject hand function en_US
dc.title Use of Functional Electrical Stimulation to Improve Hand Function with Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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