Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) refers to a variety of methods that are used to monitor the integrity of nerves during surgery. Neuromonitoring forms an important part of the range of services offered to patients. IONM is used in the fields of neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, ear, nose and throat medicine, orthopaedics, spine surgery, trauma surgery, vascular surgery, abdominal surgery, as well as general surgery. These systems and techniques can also be used in the ICU.
IONM techniques are used to minimise and prevent risks to motor and sensory nerves during surgery. The technique also assists clinicians to identify nerve structures using neurostimulation.and helps prevent nerve impairment during the operation. It is possible to measure and monitor a full range of electrophysiological modalities, including EMG, AEP, MEP, SEP, EEG and VEP, and correlate the results against a common time base.
Edge NeuroMonitoring offer a product range that covers all IONM modalities.