Epidural stimulation enables motor function after chronic paraplegia

Epidural stimulation enables motor function after chronic paraplegia

Peter J. Grahn, Ph.D., and Igor A. Lavrov, M.D., Ph.D., with the Neural Engineering Laboratory, Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Neurosurgery, and Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D., with the Assistive and Restorative Technology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, review results of their study showing volitional movement, standing and steplike actions via spinal cord neuromodulation in a patient with chronic paralysis due to spinal cord injury.

Enabling Task-Specific Volitional Motor Functions via Spinal Cord Neuromodulation in a Human With Paraplegia appeared in the April 2017 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.


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