Areas of Interest

  • Shoulder control reanimation in stroke, paralysis, and with biomechanical deficit
  • Trunk control for paralytic disorders
  • Treatment of spastic and paralytic hand and wrist problems

Research Programs

  • Development of Cuff Electrode
  • Upper Extremity FES Program

Publications (Select)

Entire publication list can be found here.

  • Kilgore KL, Bryden A, Keith MW, Hoyen HA, Hart RL, Nemunaitis GA, Peckham PH. Evolution of Neuroprosthetic Approaches to Restoration of Upper Extremity Function in Spinal Cord Injury. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2018 Summer;24(3):252-264. doi: 10.1310/sci2403-252. PubMed PMID: 29997428; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6037324.
  • Wilson RD, Bennett ME, Nguyen VQC, Bock WC, O’Dell MW, Watanabe TK, Amundson RH, Hoyen HA, Chae J. Fully Implantable Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain: A Multi-Site Case Series With Two-Year Follow-Up. Neuromodulation. 2018 Apr;21(3):290-295. doi: 10.1111/ner.12726. Epub 2017 Nov 22. Review. PubMed PMID: 29164745; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5895530.
  • Kyriakedes JC, Tsai EY, Weinberg DS, Yu CC, Hoyen HA, Malone K, Bafus BT. Distal Radius Fractures: AAOS Appropriate Use Criteria Versus Actual Management at a Level I Trauma Center. Hand (N Y). 2018 Mar;13(2):209-214. doi: 10.1177/1558944717691133. Epub 2017 Feb 13. PubMed PMID: 28720040; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5950960.
  • Christie BP, Freeberg M, Memberg WD, Pinault GJC, Hoyen HA, Tyler DJ, Triolo RJ. “Long-term stability of stimulating spiral nerve cuff electrodes on human peripheral nerves”. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2017 Jul 11;14(1):70. doi: 10.1186/s12984-017-0285-3. PubMed PMID: 28693584; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5504677.
  • Ajiboye AB, Willett FR, Young DR, Memberg WD, Murphy BA, Miller JP, Walter BL, Sweet JA, Hoyen HA, Keith MW, Peckham PH, Simeral JD, Donoghue JP, Hochberg LR, Kirsch RF. Restoration of reaching and grasping movements through brain-controlled muscle stimulation in a person with tetraplegia: a proof-of-concept demonstration. Lancet. 2017 May 6;389(10081):1821-1830. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30601-3. Epub 2017 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 28363483.
  • Bryden AM, Hoyen HA, Keith MW, Mejia M, Kilgore KL, Nemunaitis GA. Upper Extremity Assessment in Tetraplegia: The Importance of Differentiating Between Upper and Lower Motor Neuron Paralysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Jun;97(6 Suppl):S97-S104. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.11.021. PubMed PMID: 27233597.
  • Hoyen H, Papendrea R. Exposures of the shoulder and upper humerus. Hand Clin. 2014 Nov;30(4):391–399, v. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2014.08.003 Pubmed PMID: 25440068
  • Memberg WD, Polasek KH, Hart RL, Bryden AM, Kilgore KL, Nemunaitis GA, Hoyen HA, Keith MW, Kirsch RF. Implanted neuroprosthesis for restoring arm and hand function in people with high level tetraplegia. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Jun;95(6):1201-1211.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.01.028. Epub 2014 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 24561055.
  • Everding NG, Maschke SD, Hoyen HA, Evans PJ. 
Prevention and treatment of elbow stiffness: a 5-year update. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Dec;38(12):2496-507. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.06.007. Epub 2013 Nov 5. PubMed PMID: 24210721.Schiefer
  • MA, Freeberg M, Pinault GJ, Anderson J, Hoyen H, Tyler DJ, Triolo RJ. 
Selective activation of the human tibial and common peroneal nerves with a flat interface nerve electrode. J Neural Eng. 2013 Oct;10(5):056006. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/10/5/056006. Epub 2013 Aug 5. PubMed PMID: 23918148; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3809099.
  • Huang JI, Paczas M, Hoyen HA, Vallier HA. Functional outcome after open reduction internal fixation of intra-articular fractures of the distal humerus in the elderly. J Orthop Trauma. 2011 May;25(5):259-65. PubMed PMID: 21464746.
  • Polasek KH, Hoyen HA, Keith MW, Kirsch RF, Tyler DJ. Stimulation stability and selectivity of chronically implanted multicontact nerve cuff electrodes in the human upper extremity. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2009 Oct;17(5):428-37. Epub 2009 Sep 22. PubMed PMID: 19775987.
  • Evans PJ, Nandi S, Maschke S, Hoyen HA, Lawton JN. Prevention and treatment of elbow stiffness. J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Apr;34(4):769-78. Review. PubMed PMID: 19345886.
  • Thompson GH, Hoyen HA, Barthel T. Tibialis anterior tendon transfer after clubfoot surgery. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 May;467(5):1306-13. Epub 2009 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 19242766; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2664443.


Cleveland FES Center

Hand Surgeon, Department  of Orthopaedics
MetroHealth Medical Center

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
Case Western Reserve University


Program Contact
Amanda Chiasson

Contact Number
(216) 778-8484

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