Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
versão impressa ISSN 0004-282X
SILVA, Julio Guilherme et al. Changes in cortical relative power in patients submitted to a tendon transfer: a pre and post surgery study. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2007, vol.65, n.3a, pp. 628-632. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2007000400016.
The aim of this study is analyze possible modifications in the cerebral cortex, through quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) in patients submitted to a tendon transfer procedure (posterior tibialis) by the Srinivasan's technique. Four subjects (2 men and 2 women), 49.25 age average (SD±21.4) were studied. All subjects have been through surgical procedure due to leprosy and had, at least, two years of drop foot condition. The qEEG measured the electrocortical activity (relative power) between 8 and 25 Hz frequencies pre and post surgery. A paired t test analyzed all data (p<0,05). The results show significant alterations in the alpha relative power, electrodes F7 (p=0.01) and F8 (p=0.021). Altogether, based on findings of the current literature, we can conclude that the tendon transfer procedure suggests electrocortical alterations sensitive to specific qEEG bands.
Palavras-chave : qEEG; tendon transfer; relative power; drop foot; leprosy.