Direct Stimulation Of Spinal Nerve Roots To Determine Sensory And Motor Innervation Patterns
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00696501
(One of the investigators left the Institution)
The purpose of this study is to collect data while monitoring muscles and nerves during spine surgery. The data being collected and analyzed will be used to learn more about how the body's nerves and muscles are distributed and develop a map of human muscle innervation patterns.
In this large scale study it is proposed to examine root-to-muscle innervation directly, using the standard Intra-Operative Monitoring procedures during scheduled cervical and lumbar spinal surgeries. The study would directly map muscle and sensory distributions of nerve root innervations with no additional risk to patients.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 85 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
All neurosurgical patients will be screened for potential eligibility from the Neurosurgery Department's Clinical and operative schedules.
Patients undergoing either cervical or lumbar cord procedures at Lahey Clinic and during which the surgeon has requested intra-operative neurophysiologic monitoring.
Surgery performed by a neurosurgeon
Participant must be ≥ 18 years of age or ≤ 85 years of age
Participant, or legally authorized representative, has been informed of the nature of the study and has provided written informed consent, approved by the Lahey Clinic IRB
Past medical history significant for any of the following:
Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
Neuromuscular disease that would interfere with intra-operative recordings
The Investigator determines that the patient should not be included in the study for reason(s) not already specified