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Facilitating limb movement after stroke

Epidural spinal cord stimulation improved upper limb function in two participants after stroke, revealing a potentially exciting new tool for stroke recovery.

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Fig. 1: Effect of SCS on upper limb movement after stroke.


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D.J.R. has a financial interest in Hocoma A.G. and Flint Rehabilitation Devices LLC, companies that develop and sell rehabilitation devices. The terms of these arrangements have been reviewed and approved by the University of California, Irvine, in accordance with its conflict of interest policies.

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Reinkensmeyer, D.J., Farrens, A.J. & Kamper, D.G. Facilitating limb movement after stroke. Nat Med 29, 535–536 (2023).

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