Atraumatic Spine Distraction Induces Metabolic Distress in Spinal Motor Neurons.

@article{Bell2017AtraumaticSD,
  title={Atraumatic Spine Distraction Induces Metabolic Distress in Spinal Motor Neurons.},
  author={Jennifer E. S. Bell and J. L. Seifert and Eileen N Shimizu and Daniel J. Sucato and Mario I. Romero-Ortega},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={2017},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={2034-2044}
}
Corrective forces during spine deformity surgery, including distraction, impart significant stresses to the spinal cord that may result in permanent injury. Intraoperative neuromonitoring is commonly used by surgeons to recognize possible damage to the spinal cord in cases of evident traumatic or vascular damage to the spinal cord. However, mild insult to… CONTINUE READING