In-body-Functional Electrical Stimulation

In-body-Functional Electrical Stimulation

Marc Possover, MD, PhD, PhD
Ass. Professor for Neuropelveology – Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics - University of Aarhus – Aarhus – Denmark
Director of the Possover International Medical Center AG – Zürich - Switzerland

Introduction

The wide array of specialty fields and diverse branches of medicine along with ever increasing knowledge has been responsible for the continuous division of medicine into increasingly specialized fields and sub-divisions.

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In-body-Functional Electrical Stimulation

There is a long history for the therapeutic use of electrical stimulation. More than 30 years ago Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) was developed as an orthotic system to be used for SCI patients.

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Indications

Indications

The LION procedure to the pelvic nerves in the treatment of children with spina bifida.
“In-body-FES” in people with spinal cord injuries

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ISoN Projects

  • Development of a micro stimulator easely implantable to nerves by endoscopic approach, without need for cable-extension, and small enough to be implanted also in children (spina bifida)
  • Clinical studies in spina bifida children and SCI people

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Literature Footnotes

In-body-Functional Electrical Stimulation - Literature Footnotes

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