Risk of hematoma following needle electromyography of the paraspinal muscles

Jon T. Gertken, Christopher Hunt, Nataly I. Montes Chinea, Jonathan M. Morris, Eric James Sorenson, Andrea Boon

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to establish the incidence of MRI-detectable hematomas following paraspinal EMG. We provide a retrospective review of patients who underwent par-aspinal EMG and subsequent concordant level spine MRI. A total of 370 charts (431 MRIs) met the inclusion criteria. No paraspinal hematomas were observed. These results should further the development of evidence-based guidelines for patients who have greater-than-normal bleeding risk and support the notion that par-aspinal EMG is a relatively safe procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-440
Number of pages2
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

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Paraspinal Muscles
Electromyography
Hematoma
Needles
Spine
Guidelines
Hemorrhage
Incidence

Keywords

  • Anticoagulation
  • Emg
  • Hematoma
  • Mri
  • Paraspinal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Physiology

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Risk of hematoma following needle electromyography of the paraspinal muscles. / Gertken, Jon T.; Hunt, Christopher; Montes Chinea, Nataly I.; Morris, Jonathan M.; Sorenson, Eric James; Boon, Andrea.

In: Muscle and Nerve, Vol. 44, No. 3, 09.2011, p. 439-440.

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Gertken, Jon T. ; Hunt, Christopher ; Montes Chinea, Nataly I. ; Morris, Jonathan M. ; Sorenson, Eric James ; Boon, Andrea. / Risk of hematoma following needle electromyography of the paraspinal muscles. In: Muscle and Nerve. 2011 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 439-440.
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