Electrodiagnostic testing (for neurological testing)

Hand & Wrist Treatments & Surgeries - Adelaide Orthopaedic Specialist

Electrodiagnostic testing is used to measure the electrical output produced by your muscles and nerves, which can be used to determine if they are functioning normally. These tests are often performed by a neurologist or physiatrist.

During an EMG, small needles are placed into the muscle to record the electrical activity. Your doctor will then ask you to relax the muscle and tense it slightly to produce the signals, and will monitor the output on a screen. After the test, you may experience some soreness or minor bruising around the site.

Dr James McLean provides electrodiagnostic testing and treatments for a wide variety of other hand and wrist conditions in his multiple practice locations in Adelaide and Darwin. With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their injuries. Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.

This page was adapted from https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/treatment/electrodiagnostic-testing: click the link to read more about the condition. To find out more about electrodiagnostic testing or to book a consultation, contact Dr James McLean.

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