Electrodiagnosis in neuromuscular disease

Bethany M. Lipa, Jay J. Han

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Abstract

Electromyography (EMG) is an important diagnostic tool for the assessment of individuals with various neuromuscular diseases. It should be an extension of a thorough history and physical examination. Some prototypical characteristics and findings of EMG and nerve conduction studies are discussed; however, a more thorough discussion can be found in the textbooks and resources sited in the article. With an increase in molecular genetic diagnostics, EMG continues to play an important role in the diagnosis and management of patients with neuromuscular diseases and also provides a cost-effective diagnostic workup before ordering a battery of costly genetic tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-587
Number of pages23
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Myopathy
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Neuromuscular junction
  • Peripheral neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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