Neural lesion (arm dysfunction)

Simone

Elektrostimulation nach Nervenschädigung

Simone talks about how the STIWELL Electrostimulation helped successfully treat her arm dysfunction caused by neural lesion after breast cancer surgery.

Due to a rare complication during breast cancer surgery, I suffered from a shoulder blade dysfunction in my right arm. This problem considerably impaired my daily routines. Movement of my arm was very limited. The EMG showed a complete neural denervation with an atrophied serratus anterior, and I was advised to have physio- and electrotherapy.

I contacted MED-EL/STIWELL and after therapy and training by their physiotherapist I received a rental device to continue with a 30-minute training twice a day at home. In addition, I did a lot of passive stretching and went to physiotherapy twice a week.

In a follow-up examination, program parameters were adapted to my progress. Only 10 weeks after starting electrostimulation I felt a clear improvement which was confirmed by a follow-up EMG at the clinic – fantastic!

In another appointment at STIWELL they set up an additional EMG-triggered programme onto the device to help improve my arm’s function. My muscles became increasingly stronger and I could return to my job and master my daily life.

I would like to thank MED-EL/STIWELL and their physiotherapist for the rental device and their competent support."