Marsolais, Byron, MD, PhD

Research Statement

Restoration of walking in paralyzed persons using electronic orthotics

Professional Affiliations

  • Investigator, Cleveland FES Center
  • Emeritus Staff Physician, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Consultant, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Emeritus Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Publications (Select)

  • Osman SG, Schwartz JA, Marsolais EB. Arthroscopic discectomy and interbody fusion of the thoracic spine: A report of ipsilateral 2-portal approach. Int J Spine Surg. 2012 Dec 1;6:103-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsp.2012.02.004. eCollection 2012. PubMed PMID: 25694878; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4300888.
  • Daly JJ, Zimbelman J, Roenigk KL, McCabe JP, Rogers JM, Butler K, Burdsall R, Holcomb JP, Marsolais EB, Ruff RL. Recovery of coordinated gait: randomized controlled stroke trial of functional electrical stimulation (FES) versus no FES, with weight-supported treadmill and over-ground training. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2011 Sep;25(7):588–596. doi: 10.1177/1545968311400092 Pubmed PMID: 21515871
  • Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine. Sexuality and reproductive health in adults with spinal cord injury: a clinical practice guideline for health-care professionals. J Spinal Cord Med. 2010;33(3):281–336. Pubmed PMID: 20737805
  • Yee AJ, Yoo JU, Marsolais EB, Carlson G, Poe-Kochert C, Bohlman HH, Emery SE. Use of a postoperative lumbar corset after lumbar spinal arthrodesis for degenerative conditions of the spine. A prospective randomized trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Oct;90(10):2062–2068. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.G.01093 Pubmed PMID: 18829902
  • McCabe JP, Dohring ME, Marsolais EB, Rogers J, Burdsall R, Roenigk K, Pundik S, Daly JJ. Feasibility of combining gait robot and multichannel functional electrical stimulation with intramuscular electrodes. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2008;45(7):997–1006. Pubmed PMID: 19165689
  • Daly JJ, Roenigk K, Holcomb J, Rogers JM, Butler K, Gansen J, McCabe J, Fredrickson E, Marsolais EB, Ruff RL. A randomized controlled trial of functional neuromuscular stimulation in chronic stroke subjects. Stroke. 2006 Jan;37(1):172–178. doi: 10.1161/01.STR.0000195129.95220.77 Pubmed PMID: 16322492
  • Daly JJ, Roenigk KL, Butler KM, Gansen JL, Fredrickson E, Marsolais EB, Rogers J, Ruff RL. Response of sagittal plane gait kinematics to weight-supported treadmill training and functional neuromuscular stimulation following stroke. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2004 Dec;41(6A):807–820. Pubmed PMID: 15685469

Contact Information

Contact Name: E. Byron Marsolais
Contact Number: (216) 283-5759
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