Foot drop is the inability to lift the front part of the foot from the ground. It causes the toes to drag along the ground while walking and can cause fall and injuries. A patient may have Foot drop when there is a loss of communication between the central nervous system and the peroneal nerve. It can be corrected by functional electrical stimulation. Read more..
Bijit Basumatary, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
Dr. Ashish Kumar Sahani, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
Functional Electrical Stimulation
Functional Electrical Stimulator is used for the correction or treatment of Foot drop. It is used both as an assistive device as well as a therapeutic device. In the FES system, an electrical pulse is applied to the peroneal nerve to cause a muscle contraction to correct the gait pattern of the foot. Read more..
What happens exactly when electrical pulse is applied to peroneal nerve?