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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1995;19(3):15.
Application of Functional Electrical Stimulation on the Affected Upper Extremity of a Chronic Stroke Patient
박동식, 이석재, 주민철, 박병림*, 김상수** Dong-Sik Park, M.D., Seog-Jae Lee, M.D., Min-Cheol Joo, M.D., Byung Rim Park, M.D.* and Sang Soo Kim, M.D.**
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Physiology*, Department of Orthopedic Surgery**, Wonkwang University School of Medicine
편마비 환자의 상지기능 향상을 위한 기능적 전기자극적용 1례
원광대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실, 생리학교실* 및 정형외과학교실**

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of functional electrical stimulation(FES) of the wrist and finger flexors and extensors on the function of the hemiplegic upper extremity. Fine wire electrodes were implanted percutaneously into the extensor digitorum commun is, extensor carpi radialis, abductor pollicis longus, flexor carpi ulnaris, flexor carpi radialis and brachioradialis muscles of the affected upper extremity in a chronic hemiplegic stroke patient. Electrical stimlator unit was connected to the electrodes to stimulate the target muscles. Thirty minute FES session was given 4 times a day for 6 months. Improvement of the hemiplegic upper extremity was noted in gross motor function but not in fine motor function. This study suggests that the FES program can be one of the effective treatment methods to improve the function of upper extremity in the chronic hemiplegic stroke patients.

Key Words: Electric stimulation, Cerebrovascular disease, Hemiplegia, Upper extremity


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