Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Methods for Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement Under General Anesthesia
Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 06/12/2012Shils JL et al.
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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