Houston Methodist

Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Recovery of Reaching and Grasping

Regaining arm and hand control is a high priority for people with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). Unfortunately, no approved clinical therapy is yet effective in restoring upper limb function. In this talk, we show our recent results demonstrating that electrical stimulation of the cervical spinal cord enabled monkeys with cervical SCI to execute functional, three-dimensional whole arm movements. Our data shows that synergistic interactions between spared descending pathways and electrical stimulation enabled the regain of voluntary motor control. Spinal cord stimulation is a mature clinical technology, suggesting a realistic potential of this approach to translate into realistic clinical therapies.

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Tuesday, November 17 at 10:00am to 11:30am

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Department of Neurosurgery, Center for Neuroregeneration

Marco Capogrosso, PhD, Assistant Professor Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Laboratories Department of Neurological Surgery, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh

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