Neurophysiological examination of the hand and wrist

Kerry R. Mills

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

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Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI:

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Neurophysiological examination of the hand and wrist

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Neurophysiological assessment includes:

Clinical assessment

Sensory testing

Motor testing


Sensory testing (SAP) is generally the most useful

Motor studies – there are 4 main measurements

EMG – looks for (abnormal) spontaneous activity. It is operator dependent.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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