Surface electromyography


Clinical use. It is used for the surface evaluation (without the use of needles) of muscle recruitment in all pathologies of the central and peripheral nervous system and myopathies.

Protocol. Without using needles but using simple adhesive plates (such as those used in electrocardiography), surface electrodes are placed on the deficient muscle to be studied. Depending on how many channels are used, one or more muscles can be tested simultaneously. With it you can study all the muscle strength deficits of central or peripheral origin.

Procedures. The indicators used are: type of recruitment in percentage, fatigue chart. The subject is asked to recruit the muscle (s) to be analyzed for 2 minutes.

Conclusions. Within 30 minutes the operator analyzes the data (indicators), prints the graphs and concludes, delivering everything to the patient in a sealed envelope.

The report written and signed by the doctor with the diagnostic conclusions, prescriptions or therapeutic or clinical in-depth recommendations (MRI, CT etc.) is delivered to the patient after the examination. If the patient is rehabilitative on the basis of disability, the project and the objective are provided as per PRI (individual rehabilitation plan).

Instrumental exams can then be repeated for normal follow-up based on the indicators to be checked over time. If, in order to check over time, the same doctor prescribes the tests to be repeated on a company request.