Reflex Activity in Spinal Shock in Man with Special Consideration of Hoffmann’s Reflex

  • Janusz Wirski


Paralysis resulting from spinal cord lessions is one of the severest disabilities and is associated with many difficult therapeutic and diagnostic problems. Publications in the past 10 years indicate advances in therapy [3], [21], [23], [36], [51], [63], but not so much in methods of early diagnosis. Only a few articles on this subject from a small number of centers in the world are to be found in the literature [27], [34], [37], [54], [66], [67]. There is still lack of a diagnostic method which, like electrocardiography in cardiology, could facilitate early and objective dynamic evaluation of spinal cord injury.


Spinal Cord Soleus Muscle Sural Nerve Tibial Nerve Spinal Cord Lesion 
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