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Electromyography (= EMG)

  • The muscle shows minimal activity at rest.  Nerve conduction times is within normal limits

  • Needle electrodes are inserted into muscles and conducted to stimulator and recorder devices.  As the electric stimulus is initiated, the results appear on an oscilloscope or video screen or are photographed.

  • To distinguish among the causes of weakness and paralysis, differentiating nerve involvement from a muscle disorder
  • To identify the particular nerve or muscle group that is involved, localize the site of the abnormality, evaluate the severity
  • To distinguish sensory motor nerve disorder from pure motor disorder.

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