Prediction of Muscle Responsiveness to FES Therapy

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 22 September 2022, updated 565 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with cervical spinal cord injuries (at least 6 months post injury) to test the effect of Functional Electrical Stimulation therapy (FES-T) on the recovery of muscle strength in arms and hands. FES-T is a technique that applies electrical stimulation through the skin to nerves to cause contraction of weakened or paralyzed muscles. If included, participants will undergo 30 1-hour sessions of upper limb FES-T, 3-5 times per week.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - C8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-C8
    Additionally, participants must
    tolerate being in a seated position for at least one hour
    NOT have previous history of any other neuromuscular disorder or conditions that may affect motor response

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - participants will undergo 30, 1-hour sessions of upper limb FES-T, 3-5 times per week - final testing will be performed when 30 sessions are complete (6-10 weeks)

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Active
    • Trial start date
    • 20 Jul 2022
    • Organisation
    • University Health Network, Toronto
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Active
    • Trial start date
    • 20 Jul 2022
    • Organisation
    • University Health Network, Toronto

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more