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There are many things we find important to the world of healthcare and neuromonitoring. Here we post helpful information for our patients, hospitals, and surgeons.

SSEP Changes Due to Implant Placement in ACDF Procedures

By Admin on September 17, 2023

In the realm of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures, the precise placement of implants is crucial for successful outcomes. Neurophysiological monitoring plays a pivotal role in ensuring this precision. In this specific instance, somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) underwent significant changes during implant placement in an ACDF procedure, emphasizing neuromonitoring’s importance in improving patient outcomes during surgery.

Neurophysiology Monitoring in ACDF: Ensuring Optimal Outcomes

By Admin on September 17, 2023

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a surgical procedure designed to alleviate symptoms associated with damaged vertebral discs in the neck. By removing the affected disc and inserting an implant, ACDF aims to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, resulting in reduced pain and weakness. However, like any surgical intervention, ACDF carries risks.

Cortical Mapping During Epilepsy Surgery

By Admin on September 17, 2023

Epilepsy, a neurological disorder characterized by recurring seizures, can cast a dark shadow on a person's life. For those who haven’t found relief through anti-epileptic medications, epilepsy surgery holds promise for transforming their quality of life. Neuromonitoring, with its cutting-edge techniques like cortical mapping, plays a pivotal role in ensuring successful outcomes. 

Intraoperative Changes in BAEP and EMG During Microvascular Decompression

By Admin on September 17, 2023

Trigeminal neuralgia inflicts agonizing facial pain on patients. For many, the last vestiges of hope lie in a microvascular decompression procedure. This surgical solution relieves the pressure on the trigeminal nerve, alleviating that facial pain. Incorporating neuromonitoring in this procedure, provides transformative benefits that safeguard nerve integrity and enhance patient outcomes.

Localizing Tumor Using tEMG During Schwannoma Resection

By Admin on September 17, 2023

In the realm of medical challenges, schwannomas stand as a unique adversary. These rare tumors develop from cells within the peripheral nervous system and can exert pressure on peripheral nerves, potentially leading to a range of sensory and motor symptoms. When the need arises, surgical intervention becomes paramount, demanding a meticulous approach to minimize risks. Enter neuromonitoring – a crucial ally that ensures the functional integrity of peripheral nerves during these intricate procedures.

Provocative Testing During Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Embolization

By Admin on September 17, 2023

Imagine facing a neurological challenge that turns your world upside down. The condition facing you is characterized by a labyrinth of abnormal vessels, weaving intricate connections between arteries and veins. Within this intricate tapestry, there's a notable absence of the usual intervening brain tissue, creating a structure that eerily resembles a bird's nest.

Valuable patient resource video explaining Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM)?

By Admin on August 21, 2023

Looking for a comprehensive resource to help your #patients understand Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring? This video is the perfect resource.

ACDF MEP & Recovery in Non-Myelopathic Patient

By Admin on June 01, 2023

For one 46 year old male patient, the potential consequences of undergoing the prescribed surgical intervention meant risking paralysis. The patient was living with severe arm and neck pain as a result of both a central and foraminal stenosis. In addition to the patient’s radiculopathy, he was also experiencing spondylosis. While the patient’s condition was non-myelopathic, progression of his condition risked a future development of herniated disks and bone spurs.




Mapping Out Peroneal Nerve Branches

By Admin on June 01, 2023

A 69 year old female presented with right peroneal neuropathy and right lower leg atrophy. After completing physical therapy, she noticed pronounced aching in her leg and her gait became abnormal resulting in a limp known as “foot drop” and lost feeling in her lower right leg. 

Microvascular Decompression for Hemifacial Spasm: Diagnosing Relief

By Admin on June 01, 2023

So how can our patient find relief? By separating the blood vessel from the nerve and adding some cushioning to keep them separated permanently, a surgical team can perform a microvascular decompression, as was the plan for this patient. The abnormal muscle response that causes the twitch can be detected by intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM), helping the surgical team identify the blood vessel and nerve responsible and when the abnormal response is resolved.

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