Spasticity Assessment through Pendulum Testing in Individuals with Tetraplegia Undergoing Rehabilitation with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Eliza Regina Ferreira Braga Machado de Azevedo, Renata Manzano Maria, Renato Varoto, Karina Cristina Alonso, Alberto Cliquet Junior

Abstract

Objective: To analyze the effects of different neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) protocols on spasticity improvement in subjects with tetraplegia. Methods: 13 patients with tetraplegia went through the pendulum test evaluation before and after NMES treatment. During tests an electrogoniometer was placed on a leg to measure leg oscillations and knee angles. Individuals were divided in two groups according to the treatment: gait group with NMES (n=6) and exercise group with NMES (n=7) Results: Relaxation index, test duration in seconds, angle of the first swing and rest angle of the leg in both legs were assessed before and after the treatment for both groups. Most differences were observed in the gait group. Conclusion: Both treatments with NMES have shown to be effective treatments for spasticity improvement in individuals with tetraplegia.

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Regina Ferreira Braga Machado de Azevedo E., Manzano Maria R., Varoto R., Cristina Alonso K. and Cliquet Junior A. (2014). Spasticity Assessment through Pendulum Testing in Individuals with Tetraplegia Undergoing Rehabilitation with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-013-0, pages 91-94. DOI: 10.5220/0004731100910094


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@conference{biodevices14,
author={Eliza Regina Ferreira Braga Machado de Azevedo and Renata Manzano Maria and Renato Varoto and Karina Cristina Alonso and Alberto Cliquet Junior},
title={Spasticity Assessment through Pendulum Testing in Individuals with Tetraplegia Undergoing Rehabilitation with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={91-94},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004731100910094},
isbn={978-989-758-013-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2014)
TI - Spasticity Assessment through Pendulum Testing in Individuals with Tetraplegia Undergoing Rehabilitation with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
SN - 978-989-758-013-0
AU - Regina Ferreira Braga Machado de Azevedo E.
AU - Manzano Maria R.
AU - Varoto R.
AU - Cristina Alonso K.
AU - Cliquet Junior A.
PY - 2014
SP - 91
EP - 94
DO - 10.5220/0004731100910094