Stroke rehab: regaining arm movement with nerve stimulation

Stroke rehabilitation: regaining arm movement with nerve stimulation

Interview with Prof. Thomas Platz, Director Research of the Institute for Neurorehabilitation and Evidence-Based Practice at the BDH Clinic Greifswald


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Prof. Thomas Platz

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In the VNS-REHAB study, limited arm movement of stroke patients could be better restored when rehabilitation was accompanied by a stimulation of the vagus nerve.

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