Wow Some Nerve
WOW, SOME NERVE!
I’m wondering how many people when reading the Wow, Some Nerve thought this was going to be a rant about something! It is in some ways, but it’s a good rant, as the video shows what a break through in neuro science by helping neuro surgeons locate nerves during spinal surgery.
In November my granddaughter had major spinal surgery to remove a large tumor that was entangled in her spinal column that started in her chest cavity. Since there was a possibility of major nerve damage, the neuro surgeon used Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring to be able to know what nerves would be affected during surgery. After her surgery, I wrote an article about this type of monitoring they used on Alexandra and how it works by hooking the patient up to monitors.
Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring was very interesting to research and I’m so glad it was available for my granddaughter during her surgery. Because of this, my granddaughter had no major nerve damage.
While on You Tube, I found a great video explaining the monitoring and how great it is to be able to know exactly what nerve may be damaged during surgery. In this video by John Chui, he goes in depth on this monitoring.
With all the new scientific, medical breakthroughs like this, the neuro surgeons will be able to follow the nerves during surgery, therefore having less nerve damage for the patient.
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