|11-21-2005, 04:46 PM||#11|
Join Date: Jul 2001
Bethany, that standard no longer applies. You can have sensation at the anal sphincter and not have either voluntary or reflex movement of the sphincter and be considered incomplete (ASIA B).
Lief, the test you describe is a bulbocavernosus (BC) reflex. It only tells us if the reflex arc at S2-4 is working (ie, the lower motor neuron), and does not indicate if the person has voluntary anal contraction or not.
Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 11-21-2005 at 04:51 PM.
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