[Acupunctureal electrostimulation in rehabilitating patients with gunshot injuries to the peripheral nerves]

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. Sep-Oct 2000;(5):24-6.
[Article in Russian]


The efficacy of acuelectrostimulation (AES) and some aspects of the mechanism of motor function recovery were studied in 46 patients with gunshot injuries of 66 nerves and plexuses using cliniconeurophysiologic examination. It is shown that AES promotes regression of motor, sensitive and vegetovascular disturbances. A positive effect of AES on structural and restorative processes in the patients with gunshot injuries of peripheral nerves was confirmed by the results of electrophysiologic studies (EMG, ENMG) which register an increase in muscular biopotential amplitude, M-response, recovery of conduction or enhancement of impulse conduction velocity in the motor fibres of the peripheral nerves, an increase of functioning motor units. After a treatment course an increase of H-reflex and M-response amplitudes in the musculus soleus and medial musculus gastrocnemius of calf developed in the patients with gunshot injuries of lower extremity peripheral nerves this indicating improvement of the state of afferent and efferent links of neuromuscular system.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Electroacupuncture*
  • Humans
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries*
  • Peripheral Nerves / physiopathology
  • Wounds, Gunshot / physiopathology
  • Wounds, Gunshot / rehabilitation*