The influence of dynamic polyelectromyography in formulating a surgical plan in treatment of spastic elbow flexion deformity

Short Title:
The influence of dynamic polyelectromyography in formulating a surgical plan in treatment of spastic elbow flexion deformity
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45037.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 84, issue 2, pp 291-296
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study was conducted to determine the effect of motor-control analysis using dynamic polyelectromyography on surgical planning for patients with spastic elbow flexion deformity. Two orthopedic surgeons each formulated a surgical plan for correction of the elbow deformity for each of the 21 patients in the study. Patients then underwent motor-control analysis in which kinetic and polyelectromyographic data were collected using a standard protocol. Surgeons reformulated the surgical plan after reviewing the laboratory analysis. Fifty-seven percent of the surgical plans were changed after the motor-control study. There was also a trend toward higher agreement between surgeons after the study than before.
Author(s):
Keenan, Mary Ann; Fuller, David A.; Whyte, John; Mayer, Nathaniel; Esquenazi, Alberto; Fidler-Sheppard, Rebecca
Author Address(es):

Some items may be available for document delivery from the National Rehabilitation Information Center. Make a note of the title and any accession number and contact NARIC at 800-346-2742 to request a copy. There is a charge for document delivery from the NARIC collection.