The efficacy of femoral nerve intraoperative somatosensory evoked potentials during surgical treatment of thoracolumbar fractures.

@article{Robinson1993TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of femoral nerve intraoperative somatosensory evoked potentials during surgical treatment of thoracolumbar fractures.},
  author={Lawrence R. Robinson and Jefferson C. Slimp and Paul A. Anderson and W C Stolov},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1993},
  volume={18 13},
  pages={1793-7}
}
Somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) monitoring of thoracolumbar procedures typically includes posterior tibial and peroneal nerve recordings. The addition of femoral nerve SEP monitoring, however, should better predict the evolution of postoperative neurologic deficits affecting the midlumbar roots. To assess the value of intraoperative femoral SEPs, 26 cases of traumatic injury to the thoracolumbar spine between T12 and L4 were prospectively assessed. Twenty-four had clear femoral nerve… CONTINUE READING

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