chapter  4
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Electrodiagnosis in upper extremity paralysis: usefulness and limitations

ByAngèle Ropert

Electrodiagnosis helps to localize and characterize a focal lesion when conducted as an extension to the physical examination in the proper clinical context. According to Dorfman, 1 the pertinent issues in electrodiagnosis of peripheral injuries are localization of the injury, pathophysiology of the lesion, severity of the dysfunction, and the progress of reinnervation. From the literature, it is clear that electrodiagnosis is useful but also has limitations.