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Besides an emg what other tests can be done to determine what nerve or nerves are being compressed in the elbow my x rays just showed arthritis of the?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Nerve compression

X-rays show bony structures; could show bone spurs that might press on nerves.
Emg tests nerve function. Mri might show actual compression of nerve at elbow. Physical exam can also help determine if u have ulnar nerve entrapment. Trust doc.

In brief: Nerve compression

X-rays show bony structures; could show bone spurs that might press on nerves.
Emg tests nerve function. Mri might show actual compression of nerve at elbow. Physical exam can also help determine if u have ulnar nerve entrapment. Trust doc.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Ncv

It is usually paired with the emg.
It is a nerve conduction velocity test. A good clinical exam carries much weight as well.

In brief: Ncv

It is usually paired with the emg.
It is a nerve conduction velocity test. A good clinical exam carries much weight as well.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Not realy

Beside EMG and nc s there are no other tests.

In brief: Not realy

Beside EMG and nc s there are no other tests.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine

In brief: NCS

Nerve conduction studies are often done with EMG to get a better idea of whether or not nerves are involved.
Here's a link to information on nerve conduction studies: http://abcnews.Go.Com/health/diagnosingpain/story?Id=4040291#.Ulffqyf7kag.

In brief: NCS

Nerve conduction studies are often done with EMG to get a better idea of whether or not nerves are involved.
Here's a link to information on nerve conduction studies: http://abcnews.Go.Com/health/diagnosingpain/story?Id=4040291#.Ulffqyf7kag.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
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