What is the role of EMG and NCS in the workup of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: Mithilesh K Lal, MD, MBBS, MRCP, FRCPCH, MRCPCH(UK); Chief Editor: Maria Descartes, MD  more...
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Electromyography (EMG) of normal and affected areas is useful in differentiating neurogenic and myopathic causes.

Nerve conduction tests measure conduction velocities in motor and sensory nerves; these should be performed when a peripheral neuropathy is suspected.


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