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Clinical Review: Orthopedic Surgery

  • Clyde L. NashJr.
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Part of the Neurotrauma book series (NT)

Abstract

Monitoring of spinal cord function during corrective spinal surgery is a concept that has been actively considered for over twenty years. The introduction of the Wake Up test and the publication of early reports of the use of somatosensory-evoked potentials (SEPs) for assessment of intraoperative spinal cord monitoring arrived independently in the early 1970’s. Since then there has been a growing interest and activity in this work with numerous international symposia, many articles and not a small amount of debate. The interest in this subject is worldwide and the ramifications of it’s development are profound.

Keywords

Spinal Instrumentation Scoliosis Research Society Potential Monitoring Spinal Cord Function Sublaminar Wiring 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clyde L. NashJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Spine CenterSt. Luke’s HospitalClevelandUSA

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