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FES cycling reduces spastic muscle tone in a patient with multiple sclerosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17971625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report on a multiple sclerosis patient who received functional electrical stimulation to reduce spastic muscle tone of the lower limbs. Stimulation by means of surface electrodes applied to the thigh muscles induced cycling leg movements. Spastic muscle tone was measured clinically using the modified Ashworth scale and semiautomatically by pendulum testing of spasticity. This was done before and directly after stimulation. The patient was able to endure the stimulation for ca. 30 minutes; there was a significant reduction of spasticity after each stimulation session. We conclude, that this type of stimulation could be another potential treatment modality for multiple sclerosis patients, especially those with a high score in the expanded disability Status scale.
Phillip Krause; Johann Szecsi; Andreas Straube
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  NeuroRehabilitation     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1053-8135     ISO Abbreviation:  NeuroRehabilitation     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-31     Completed Date:  2008-02-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9113791     Medline TA:  NeuroRehabilitation     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University of Munich, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Bicycling / physiology
Electric Stimulation Therapy*
Leg / physiopathology
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis / complications*
Muscle Spasticity / etiology,  rehabilitation*

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