Where is the nerve stimulator implanted to treat foot drop?

Updated: Mar 23, 2020
  • Author: James W Pritchett, MD; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS  more...
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The nerve stimulator can be either external or implanted and radiofrequency-activated. In a study of stroke patients with spastic hemiplegia, Chae et al found electrical stimulation to be useful in approximately 2% of the cases. [14] This method may enhance gait speed and quality, and it can contribute to motor relearning.


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