How are proximal nerves studied in nerve conduction studies?

Updated: Aug 20, 2018
  • Author: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA; Chief Editor: Jonathan P Miller, MD  more...
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Distal nerve segments are relatively easy to analyze since they can be studied directly. To study proximal nerve segments, late responses based on conduction along the proximal nerve are used. Late responses include F waves and H reflexes.


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