Spinal Cord Stimulation for Post-apoplectic Spastic Hemiplegia Saburo NAKAMURA 1 , Takashi TSUBOKAWA 1 , Takamitsu YAMAMOTO 1 , Takashi TSUKIYAMA 1 , Yoshio SUGANE 2 1Department of Neurosurgery, Nihon University School of Medicine 2Department of Neurosurgery, Shin-ai Hospital Keyword: Spinal cord stimulation , Spasticity , Post-apoplectic hemiplegia , H-reflex , H/M ratio pp.485-491
Published Date 1984/3/10
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1436201828
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Although the therapeutic effect of spinal cordstimulation (SCS) for spastic movement disoders isstill controversial, its effect for multiple sclerosis hasbeen supported by several authors. Among variousclinical beneficial effects, reduction of the spasticitymay be attractive for physical therapy of post-apople-ctic patients.

Two patients suffered from post-apoplectic spastichemiplegia were selected for SCS. Electrodes ofMedtronic's SCS system were placed at lower cervicalor upper thoratic spinal cord extradurally. Stimula-tion of 30-75 Hz in frequency and 0.3-0.5 in voltagecontinued for 12-14 hours during daytime every days.

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