IONM is medically recognized as an important tool for surgical procedures that place the central and/or peripheral nervous system(s) at risk for iatrogenic injury (harm resulting from medical treatment). The surgical patient’s brain, spinal cord, and nerves are monitored continuously for the duration of the surgical procedure.

Intraoperative Neuro Monitoring

IONM can decrease the risk of iatrogenic injury as the surgeon may alter his or her surgical technique should an IONM interpretation detect an adverse change in the peripheral and/or central nervous system(s). In addition, injury to the central nervous system or peripheral nerves may come as the result of the surgical patient simply resting incorrectly or being positioned incorrectly on the surgical table.

Alterations in surgical technique, and/or repositioning the patient on the surgical table based on IONM interpretations, have been shown to reduce the risk of temporary and/or permanent post-operative neurological deficits. At EPIOM, we work hard to allow for the most successful patient outcomes. Interested in learning more, please contact us at our website today if you have questions or would like more information.