Functional and Neuroprotective Effects of Restoring Lower Limb Sensation after Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Ronald J. Triolo
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April 2021 -
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Thus project addresses a gap in the available interventions for Veterans with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN), a large and growing chronic disease population within the VHA. Individuals with diabetes have a 10-times higher risk of amputations than the general population. We expect that discrete, meaningful sensations perceived to be arising from the missing foot can be chronically elicited by multi-contact peripheral nerve cuff electrodes installed on the nerves in the thigh above the knee...