“You don’t want the patient to be injured during the surgery. Neurological monitoring helps us protect the patient.”
Robert T. Myles, MD, FAAOS Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
- See Complex Hip Surgery: Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, Zurich 8008, Switzerland. Use of multimodal intra-operative monitoring in averting nerve injury during complex hip surgery.
- “Multimodal IONM reduces the relative risk of post-operative neurological complications in spine surgery by an estimated 49.4% at a mean cost of $63,387 per neurological deficit averted.” Ney JP, Van der Goes DN, Watanabe JH: “Cost-effectiveness of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring for Spinal Surgeries: Beginning steps,” Clinical Neurophysiology, Volume 123, Issue 9, Pages 1705-1707, September 2012