Pain Management Table 34 Dorsal Longitudinal T-Myelotomy Post-SCI Pain

Author Year
PEDro Score
Research Design
Total Sample Size



Livshits et al. 2002
Case Control

Population: Type of pain=spastic.
Treatment: Individuals with SCI
underwent one of two different surgical procedures: longitudinal T-myelotomy using the Bishof II technique (n=20), or longitudinal myelotomy en croix (Pourpre procedure) (n=20).
Outcome Measures: SF-MPQ; VAS.
  1. All individuals (regardless of surgical procedure) reported some pain relief.
  2. The Pourpre procedure appeared better than the Bischof II procedure at relieving pain, as measured by VAS and SF-MPQ (in the immediate and long term).
  3. By yr 5 and yr 10, individuals in both groups reported a return of motor spasticity.

Note: SF-MPQ=Short Form McGill Questionnaire; VAS=Visual Analogue Scale