Electromyographic denervation and extent of atrophy of paraspinal muscles after PLIF correlate significantly with clinical outcome – a prospective clinical study of 30 patients

A. Waschke, C. Hartmann & R. Kalff
Objective: Denervation phenomena of paraspinal muscles after posterior approaches to lumbar spine are widely described. For some time now quantitative volumetric analysis of paraspinal muscles is available. There are some papers discussing paraspinal denervation and atrophy, as a substantial causal [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]