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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1987;11(1):9.
The Electromyographic Study of Peripheral Nerve Involvement in Spinal Cord Injury
Jong Shin Lee, M.D., Yong Sik Kim, M.D., Young Ok Park, M.D. , Dong Eun Kim, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Korea Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea
척수손상환자에서 하지말초신경병변에 대한 근전도검사
이종신, 김용식, 박영옥, 김동은
한국보훈병원 재활의학과

The electromyographic study was undertaken to assess the peripheral nervous system in patients with complete spinal cord injury due to trauma above lumbar cord level.

Ten patients were studied. In 6 patients the paraplegic was of the spastic type, while 4 had flaccid paraplegia, in 5 patients the paraplegia was of atrophic type, while 5 had non-atrophic paraplegia.

E.M.G. abnormalities consisting of denervation potentials, slowed conduction and inexcitability of nerve were demonstrated in the lower limb of all patients at Peroneal nerve. Superficial peroneal nerve. Tibial nerve. Sural nerve. Femoral nerve and Saphenous nerve.

This involvement was more apparent in atrophy group of paraplegic patients compared to non-atrophic ones and more involved nerves were Peroneal nerve, Superficial and Saphenous nerve in Nerve Conduction Studies.

Key Words: Electromyographic study, Peripheral nerve, Spinal cord injury, Paraplegia


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