Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 20, 2018
  • Author: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA; Chief Editor: Jonathan P Miller, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is electromyography?

What are nerve conduction studies?

What are sensory nerve conduction studies?

What are motor nerve conduction studies?

How are proximal nerves studied in nerve conduction studies?

What are the F waves in nerve conduction studies?

What are the H reflexes in nerve conduction studies?

What is the insertional activity in nerve conduction studies?

What is spontaneous activity in nerve conduction studies?

What is voluntary muscle recruitment in nerve conduction studies?

How are electrodiagnostic findings interpreted?

When are electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies indicated?

What are the contraindications for electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies?

What are the possible findings of radiculopathy on electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies?

How does limb temperature affect the results of electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies?

How does age affect the results of electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies?

How does electrical noise affect the results of electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies?

Periprocedural Care

How should patients prepare for electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies?

What is included in patient consent for electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies?

What are the components of electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction equipment?

How is the patient prepared for electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies?

What is the role of anesthesia is in electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies?

How is the patient positioned for electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies?

What is included in postprocedure monitoring following electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies?

Technique

How are nerve conductions studies conducted?