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    I'm participating in a trial at the advanced platform technology center in Cleveland Ohio. It is similar to the Cleveland FES center.
    I am 5 years post injury with a c6 inc sci. I have about 50% sensation everywhere, decent hand function and core for my level and some slight movement in my legs thats not strong enough to be functional.

    I had surgery on 3-2-16 for phase 1. I was the first person to have 2 newly designed 8 electrode cuffs attached to my femoral nerve. I have 8 lead wires coming out of each leg. We connected a electrical stimulator to the leads and got good quadricep contractions kicking my legs straight on stim levels as low as .8 MA. Some of the leads work my hip flexors too. Your quadriceps have 4 different muscles and different leads are working different muscles on mine. I currently have the stimulator at home using 1 lead per leg to work my quads. It has 2 exercises programmed into it, 1 for building strength and another for endurance. When I go back next week they are going to combine leads with the right parameters to get a more efficient contraction. We are going to test with this for 3-6 months before we continue to phase 2.

    For phase 2 we will remove the external leads coming out of my legs and implant a 16 and 8 channel stimulation device with leads connecting to my standing and core muscles. With an external controller I will have programs to make me stand, step, pedal, sit with good posture and more.

    Here is a link to the trial
    https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/...injury&rank=11
    c6 inc since 2-19-11
    ex pro-am motocross racer
    tilite aero z s2

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    here is a diagram of what I had done
    c6 inc since 2-19-11
    ex pro-am motocross racer
    tilite aero z s2

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      #3
      During my screening appointment we attached stimulation pads to my quads, glutes, hamstrings and back extensors. We tested 1 at a time then all at once to make me stand with a walker.

      c6 inc since 2-19-11
      ex pro-am motocross racer
      tilite aero z s2

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        #4
        That's excellent! Keep us updated! *That look of glee on your face tho
        Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

        T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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          #5
          Thank you so much for the update and info. You're going to get those nice looking kix dirty

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            #6
            Best wishes Cody!

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              #7
              That is awesome!

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                #8
                https://youtu.be/_6it4BCIaiw
                Click the link to see the video on YouTube
                My 1st time using my implanted electrodes at the gym. I did 3 sets of 10 reps with 20 lbs without my quads fatiguing. Prior to this I've only been working them out against gravity. No more skipping leg day! I was only using my hand to keep the weights from slamming down when I turned it off.
                Last edited by Wills77; 19 May 2016, 3:21 AM.
                c6 inc since 2-19-11
                ex pro-am motocross racer
                tilite aero z s2

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                  #9
                  Sooooo...can you get a boner yet?
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by lunasicc42 View Post
                    Sooooo...can you get a boner yet?
                    Haha Yes!

                    But I could before having this done
                    c6 inc since 2-19-11
                    ex pro-am motocross racer
                    tilite aero z s2

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                      #11
                      I've still been working out my quads. They are gaining strength and size. I stood more at my last appointment using my implanted leads along with surface stimulation on my hamstrings, glutes, back extensors and obliques. Standing is getting easier. My next surgery to implant the stimulator device and connect to the rest of my standing and core muscles should be in the next couple months.

                      c6 inc since 2-19-11
                      ex pro-am motocross racer
                      tilite aero z s2

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                        #12
                        Thanks for the update. Love the look on your face in the pic! You look so straight and strong!

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                          #13
                          This is awesome! Keep it up, and thanks for sharing.
                          www.symbolofstrength.com

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                            #14
                            Testing is still going good. Just a couple minutes of standing in my leg braces with the knees unlocked and my quad stim turned on gets me breathing heavy and sweating. I can't wait to see what it does for my energy levels and endurance once the full system is implanted.
                            My next surgery is going to be September 2nd to implant the 16 channel device and connect to the rest of my standing and core muscles.
                            c6 inc since 2-19-11
                            ex pro-am motocross racer
                            tilite aero z s2

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                              #15
                              Wow, Bionic Wills77 this is so cool.
                              I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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