Use of electrical stimulation in brain-injured patients: a case report

Brain Inj. 1997 Oct;11(10):761-4. doi: 10.1080/026990597123133.


After failure of other therapeutic measures, electrical stimulation was applied to promote gait rehabilitation in a patient with severe brain injury and complete left hemiplegia. The favourable results reported in the literature were confirmed. Despite the long interval between injury and institution of electrical stimulation, independent ambulation was quickly restored.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Injuries* / complications
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy / methods*
  • Extremities / physiopathology
  • Hemiplegia / complications
  • Hemiplegia / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Movement Disorders / etiology
  • Movement Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Muscle, Skeletal / innervation
  • Severity of Illness Index