Quantitative and sensitive assessment of neurophysiological status after human spinal cord injury.

@article{Li2012QuantitativeAS,
  title={Quantitative and sensitive assessment of neurophysiological status after human spinal cord injury.},
  author={Kun Li and Darryn A Atkinson and Maxwell Boakye and Carie Z Tolfo and Sevda C Aslan and Matthew E. Green and Barry McKay and Alex Ovechkin and Susan J. Harkema},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 1 Suppl},
  pages={77-86}
}
OBJECT This study was designed to develop an objective and sensitive spinal cord injury (SCI) characterization protocol based on surface electromyography (EMG) activity. METHODS Twenty-four patients at both acute and chronic time points post-SCI, as well as 4 noninjured volunteers, were assessed using neurophysiological and clinical measures of volitional motor function. The EMG amplitude was recorded from 15 representative muscles bilaterally during standardized maneuvers as a… CONTINUE READING