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Muscle Fatigue in response to electrical stimulation pattern and frequency in spinal cord injury.

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Summary of "Muscle Fatigue in response to electrical stimulation pattern and frequency in spinal cord injury."

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is widely used to induce functional movements for paralyzed muscles. However, rapid muscle fatigue during FES-induced muscle contractions limits FES clinical efficacy.

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Name: PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation
ISSN: 1934-1563
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