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Electromyographic study

 Estudi electromiogràfic  Vall d'Hebron

 

This test is used for assessing secondary involvement in this disease and ruling out similar processes. It may also help to find trapped peripheral nerves that usually result from overloading of the joints and, in particular, the upper limbs.

 

 

Hospital o serveis complementaris relacionats

General Hospital

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Description

 

What is it used for?

For helping to confirm diagnoses.

 

How is it carried out?

Through electrical stimulations with surface electrodes and electrodes inserted into muscles with very fine needles.

 

Risks:

Secondary pain during the procedure and a little bleeding (haematoma).

 

Options:

There are no other techniques that can replace EMGs in diagnosing poliomyelitis and post-polio syndrome.

  

Related professionals at Vall d’Hebron:

Dr Seoane. Dr Raguè. Dr Gratacos

 

 
Related professionals
Sra. Isabel María
Garlito Pérez
Nursing Supervisor
Clinical Neurophysiology