Intra-operative monitoring of the common peroneal nerve during total knee replacement.

Abstract

We present a method allowing intra-operative monitoring of the common peroneal nerve during total knee arthroplasty using a magnetic stimulator. Previous reports have shown no pre-operative method successful in selecting those patients prone to develop a post-operative palsy. The device, placed beneath the lumbar spine, stimulates the cauda equina; common… (More)

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@article{Unwin1994IntraoperativeMO, title={Intra-operative monitoring of the common peroneal nerve during total knee replacement.}, author={Andrew Unwin and Michael G Thomas}, journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine}, year={1994}, volume={87 11}, pages={701-3} }