volume 29, issue 4, P435-442 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00076-3
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Abstract: Individuals with C5/C6 tetraplegia lack voluntary control of the forearm pronators. We evaluated the feasibility of restoring forearm pronation/supination control using an electrically activated pronator opposed by voluntary supination. To this end, we measured the electrically produced pronation moments of subjects with tetraplegia. The maximal pronation moment achieved by stimulating the pronator quadratus ranged from 30 to 100 N cm in three forearms of two subjects. These moments were sufficient to produce …

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