Short Tilte:Electrodiagnostic changes of the lower limbs in subjects with chronic complete cervical spinal cord injury
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):01, 82, 5, 604-607
Study examining electrodiagnostic changes in the lower limbs as measured by nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography in individuals with chronic complete quadriplegia due to spinal cord injury (SCI). Participants were 25 individuals at a Model SCI Rehabilitation Center. Statistically significant differences in NCS responses in the lower limbs were found relative to normal control values, but only the frequency of responses elicited an the decreased compound muscle action potential (CMAP) of the peroneal nerve were clinically significant. Spontaneous activity was present in many of the lower extremity muscles of participants. Predominantly axonal changes were evident in individuals with chronic complete quadriplegia.