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does emg always show injury?

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Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
no: It has great specificity (when it shows a problem there's really a problem), but poor sensitivity (when the EMG does not show a problem there in fact may be a problem). So EMG does not always show injury.
Dr. Gloria Fong
Dr. Gloria Fong commented
Family Medicine 40 years experience
If the injury is too early the EMG will be negative. More chronic disease will be pick up abnormalities better.
Oct 26, 2013

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