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

Updated: Aug 20, 2018
  • Author: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA; Chief Editor: Jonathan P Miller, MD  more...
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EMG and nerve conduction studies are an extension of the physical examination. They can be useful in aiding in the diagnosis of peripheral nerve and muscle problems. This can include peripheral neuropathies [8] , entrapment neuropathies [9] , radiculopathies [10] , and muscle disorders.


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