skin surface device (functional electrical stimulation)

Product Name:
Country: United Kingdom (UK)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Outcome Measure

a. Efficacy: Specialist Advisers key efficacy outcomes: Improved gait, reduction in effort when walking, reduction in pain and discomfort, reduction in falls, return to work and other quality of life outcomes<br>b. Safety: Specialist Advisers: Anecdotal adverse events including increase in seizure incidence among patients with epilepsy, autonomic dysreflexia in patients with spinal cord injuries, problems with computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning with implanted electrodes, increases in spasticity or spasms, infection when using implanted systems, and skin intolerance; theoretical adverse events such as muscle fibrillation, problems caused by faulty equipment, or problems when treating pregnant women or patients who have a pacemaker (p. 2)

Body Classification

Brain and Nerves

Device Type

Therapeutic device

Device Category

Treatment of disease

Risk Classification



drop foot