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Uses of Functional Electrical Stimulation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   hello Goodday, where can i find information on Functional Electrical Stimulation
Doctor :   you are in the right place
Doctor :   we can tell you about FES
Doctor :   but we need to know for what reason?
User :   ah ok, I am a Msc student for a Clinical Engineering programme
Doctor :   ok
User :   and we need to source information on this Technique
Doctor :   see FES is a technique
Doctor :   where the nerves are stimulated using a low voltage current
Doctor :   in order to make the nerves function properly
User :   ok ok
Doctor :   it is done after a bout of paralysis where the muscles have lost their function
Doctor :   completely
Doctor :   it helps the muscle regain its function
Doctor :   and become normal again

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