Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM) of the Nerves

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM) of the Nerves

This technique is used during complex surgical procedures, especially those that involve manipulation of the spinal cord. IOM allows a neurotechnologist to monitor the health of the nervous system in real time during surgery. This greatly reduces the risk of surgery-related nerve damage.

What is an IOM of the nerves?

This detailed video explains the entire process of an intraoperative monitoring of the nerves, including the electrode array, monitoring pathways, identifying the problem, MEP technique, SSEP and DEP techniques, and EMG technique.