US trial to compare transcutaneous and epidural spinal stimulation

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A trial at the University of Washington which aims to compare two types of electrical stimulation is recruiting, to see which of these approaches is best for improving leg function in people with incomplete spinal cord injury.

The trial will compare stimulation coming from a device implanted into the person’s lower back and stimulation delivered through the skin via stick-on electrodes.

Participants with jnjury levels C1-S5 will either receive surgery to implant the device or receive stimulation via skin electrodes.

Both groups will be required to participate in 3 – 5 sessions of physical therapy per week for 3 months.

You can find more information here: https://scitrials.org/trial/NCT04043715

US trial to compare transcutaneous and epidural spinal stimulation