Study 4

Testosterone and Long Pulse Width Stimulation (LPWS) for Denervated Muscles After Spinal Cord Injury

Project Summary

One year of TRT+LPWS will result in a greater knee extensor, whole thigh muscle CSAs and leg lean mass compared to TRT+ standard NMES, independent of the LMN denervation. The increase in muscle size and leg lean mass will be accompanied by improvement in basal metabolic rate, fasting lipid profile and carbohydrate profile.