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The Effect of Low-Frequency Electrical Stimulation on Denervation Atrophy in Man

A M Boonstra, T W van Weerden, W H Eisma, V B Pahlplatz, H J Oosterhuis
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands.
DOI: 10.2340/165019778719127134


The effect of low frequency electrical stimulation (LES) on denervation atrophy and recovery of the muscles was examined in a group of 73 patients with a single or a combined total lesion of the median, ulnar or peroneal nerves. The differences between the patients were evaluated by means of clinical muscle force testing, EMG, dynamometry (ulnar and median nerve lesions), computer tomography (ulnar nerve lesions) and ultrasonography (median and peroneal nerve lesions). A beneficial effect of LES could not be shown.

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