Clin Geriatr Med. 2021 May;37(2):209-221. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2021.01.010. Epub 2021 Mar 23.
Nerve conduction studies and electromyography are useful diagnostic tools that neurologists use to diagnose diseases of the peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscles. These tests are considered an extension of clinical history and examination, and their results should always be interpreted with the clinical context. Neuromuscular diseases are common and affect a large proportion of the elderly population. With an aging population in expansion, these diseases are expected to become even more prevalent. It is important to highlight the basics of electrophysiology and provide a reference for providers who are planning to send their patients to electromyographers for these studies.V.