Muscle and Bone Changes After 6 Months of FES Cycling

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 3 April 2024, updated 6 days ago

About this trial

The goal of this clinical trial is to assess the effectiveness of FES cycling in terms of changes morpho-functional characteristics of the leg muscles, training performance and bone trophism in 5 subj...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 65 years
Injury level
T3 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    Time since injury
    ≤ 5 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    T3-S5

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Six months of FES-cycling trainings twice a week is performed for each pilot. Each session includes at most 30 minutes of stimulation. At the beginning of training period, a conditioning phase is performed until the pilot reaches pedalling autonomy. This period is also used to define the stimulation parameters (minimum and maximum values of current intensity and pulse width), reference cadence and gear, specific for the ability of each pilot. Then the training period start and is performed indoor, setting the resistance of the smart trainer at 10% for all the participants. The sessions are organized as follows: a 3-minute warmup followed by four sets of 6 minutes of pedalling and a 3-minute cool down.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    Bone health

    Bowel health

    General health

    Pain

    Spasticity

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

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Active
    • Trial start date
    • 9 Sep 2022
    • Organisation
    • IRCCS Eugenio Medea
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Active
    • Trial start date
    • 9 Sep 2022
    • Organisation
    • IRCCS Eugenio Medea

    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