The primary goal of electrodiagnostic examination is to determine the site of the lesion. Such testing serves a variety of functions:
- to establish the diagnosis
- to evaluate for concomitant conditions
- to argue for or against an alternative diagnosis
- to quantify the severity of the condition
By establishing the correct diagnosis it can help select the best therapeutic option. Although clinical evaluation is irreplaceable, electromyography can help in providing in-depth information about the state of the peripheral myelin, axons or muscles. This site is not meant as a substitute to many available textbooks about the neuromuscular disorders, instead its goal is to provide practical information about variety of conditions in which contemporary electromyography can assist clinicians. To obtain additional information please click on the link below.