Studies of the latency of pelvic floor contraction during peripheral nerve evaluation show that the muscle response is reflexly mediated.

@article{Fowler2000StudiesOT,
  title={Studies of the latency of pelvic floor contraction during peripheral nerve evaluation show that the muscle response is reflexly mediated.},
  author={Clare Juliet Fowler and Michael J Swinn and Richard J. A. Goodwin and Steven E. Oliver and Michael Duncan Craggs},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2000},
  volume={163 3},
  pages={881-3}
}
PURPOSE Whether neuromodulation using an implanted sacral nerve stimulator acts by its effects on pelvic afferent or efferent nerves remains to be determined. However, it has been observed that eliciting an "anal wink" is helpful in the optimal siting of the foraminal stimulating electrode. This observation has been interpreted as indicating that a direct effect on efferent pelvic innervation is an important functional component of the technique. We studied the latency of this motor response to… CONTINUE READING

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