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A method for detecting the presence of a nerve adjacent the distal end of at least one probe, comprising: determining relative neuro-muscular response onset values for a plurality of spinal nerves; emitting a stimulus pulse from a probe or surgical tool; detecting neuro-muscular responses to the stimulus pulse in each of the plurality of spinal nerves; and concluding that the electrode disposed on the distal end of the at least one probe is positioned adjacent to a first spinal nerve when the neuro-muscular response detected in the first spinal nerve is detected as a current intensity level less than or equal to a corresponding neuro-muscular response onset value of the first spinal nerve.

Title
Electromyography system
Application Number
9/722070
Publication Number
7470236 (B1)
Application Date
November 24, 2000
Publication Date
December 30, 2008
Inventor
Jeffrey H Owens
Monkton
MD, US
Robin H Vaughn
Escondido
CA, US
Corbett W Stone
San Diego
CA, US
James F Marino
La Jolla
CA, US
Brian S Kelleher
Ramona
CA, US
Agent
Jonathan D Spangler
Assignee
NuVasive
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/00
A61B 5/05
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