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Electromyography (EMG) is the part of electrodiagnostic medicine consisting of recording the variations of electric potential or voltage detected by a needle electrode inserted into skeletal muscle. This electric activity is displayed on a monitor and played over a loudspeaker for simultaneous visual and auditory analysis.


Questions for the Consultant; Editor in Chief, Karen L. Roos, M.D.; Guest Editors, Joseph I. Sirven, M.D., Dean M. Wingerchuk, M.D.
Seminars in Neurology
, Volume 23, Number 3, 2003. Address for correspondence and reprint requests: Benn E. Smith, M.D., Department of
Neurology, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, 13400 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. 1Director, EMG Laboratory and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona. Copyright © 2003 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue,New York,

NY 10001, USA.Tel: +1(212) 584-4662. 0271-8235,p;2003,23,03,335,342,ftx,en;sin00263x.

What Good Is EMG to the Patient and Practitioner?

Benn E. Smith, M.D.1



“Platinum single fiber electrodes are sterilized by gas or autoclave employing the same methods used for surgical instruments. In addition, special precautions, including the use of disposable NCS electrodes, are taken with patients known to be infected with agents such as Hepatitis, B virus, Hepatitis C virus, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and human immunodeficiency virus”.


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