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Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for Children with Spinal Cord Injuries or Cerebral Palsy : Update of Review of Clinical Effectiveness

Last updated: August 10, 2015
Project Number: RB0896-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of functional electrical stimulation (FES) including FES cycling (FES Cycle) for children with spinal cord injuries?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of functional electrical stimulation (FES) including FES cycling (FES Cycle) for children with cerebral palsy?

Key Message

Three systematic reviews, six randomized controlled trials, and six non-randomized studies were identified regarding the use of functional electrical stimulation (FES) for children with spinal cord injuries or cerebral palsy.