Utility and repeatability of von Frey anesthesiometry to assess recovery of sensory function after thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion in dogs (2015)
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Background: Sensory threshold (ST) was measured using an electric von Frey anesthesiometer (VFA) in all limbs of 20 normal dogs and 29 dogs with acute thoracolumbar spinal cord injury (SCI) caused by spontaneous intervertebral disc extrusion. ST values were measured at three separate time points in normal dogs and on days 3, 10 and 30 following decompressive surgery in dogs with SCI. ST values were compared between groups and 38correlated with locomotor recovery in SCI-affected dogs.