Congratulations to W. Bryan Wilent, PhD, DABNM, SpecialtyCare VP of Quality and Clinical Performance – IONM, for co-authoring a study published in the Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing. The research, Incidence of Peripheral Nerve Injury during Shoulder Arthroplasty When Motor Evoked Potentials are Monitored, concludes that utilization of real-time diagnostic MEP data during shoulder arthroplasty aids surgeons in decision making regarding impending peripheral nerve injuries.
The study provides a retrospective review of patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty with continuous IONM performed. The criteria for nerve alerts was an 80% amplitude reduction in MEPs. The primary outcome measure was post-operative clinically detectable nerve deficit. An additional retrospective analysis on a subset of cases using an all-or-none criterion applied to the deltoid was also performed.
We invite you to learn more about the findings, access the full article, and learn more about the authors here.
Aleem, A.W., Wilent, W.B., Narzikul, A.C. et al. J Clin Monit Comput (2017).