Paper of the Day: Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM): lessons learned from 32 case events in 2069 spine cases.

Eager M, Shimer A, Jahangiri FR, Shen F, Arlet V. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM): lessons learned f…

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Eager M, Shimer A, Jahangiri FR, Shen F, Arlet V. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM): lessons learned from 32 case events in 2069 spine cases. Am J Electroneurodiagnostic Technol. 2011 Dec;51(4):247-63. PMID: 22303776.
"This review reinforces the importance of multimodality IONM for spinal surgery. The incidence of possible events in our series was 1.5%, and several likely postoperative neurologic deficits were avoided by intraoperative intervention."#ionm #neuromonitoring #neurophysiology #lesson #mep #spine #emg #motorevokedpotentials #surgery #patient #footdrop