Purpose of Technology: Multimodal intraoperative monitoring (MIOM) is increasingly being used during spinal surgical procedures to identify neurological deficits, in “real-time,” in an effort to prevent permanent neurological damage. MIOM involves a variety of neurophysiological techniques, including: somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs), motor evoked potentials (MEPs), and electromyography (EMG).
Can MIOM accurately detect/predict neurological deficits associated with cervical spinal surgery?
Does MIOM decrease the incidence of postoperative neurological complications associated with cervical spinal surgery?
Is MIOM during cervical spinal surgery safe?
- Have definitive patient selection criteria for the use of MIOM during cervical spinal surgery been established?
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