Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Methods for Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement Under General Anesthesia

Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 06/12/2012

General anesthesia (GA) spinal cord stimulators (SCSs) is safe and appears to be at least as accurate and efficacious as using the awake SCS placement technique based on a 50% improvement in the visual analog score (VAS). In addition, the technique presented herein demonstrates that the test stimuli activate the same fiber tracts as that of the therapeutic stimulation.

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