Scoliosis surgery: Appropriate monitoring

T. B. Sloan

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Given the potential for neurologic injury during the correction of scoliosis, electrophysiologic monitoring methods have been developed. This article reviews the foundation and methods for somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) monitoring in these patients. Associated techniques, such as motor evoked potentials and variations of the SSEP, that have been developed to address specific risks or overcome limitations of the SSEP are also discussed. Finally, data from the Scoliosis Research Society are reviewed which have evaluated the effectiveness of monitoring in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-592
Number of pages20
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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