Chicago Electromyography

Electromyography

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Hinsdale Orthopaedics has diligently been serving its patients throughout the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area with the finest procedures, including Electromyography, for more than six decades. Electromyography is an electrodiagnostic technique for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by a patient’s skeletal muscles. It actually assesses the health of the muscles and the nerve cells which control them. The EMG (Electromyography) uses tiny devices called electrodes to transmit or detect electric signals. During the process a needle electrode may be inserted directly into a muscle in order to record the electrical activity in the muscle. At the same time, another part of an EMG uses electrodes taped to the patient’s skin in order to accurately measure the speed and strength of signals traveling between two or more points. These are some of the reasons that whenever Chicago residents are searching for state-of-the-art Electromyography, Hinsdale Orthopaedics is the only name they need to know.

It is widely accepted that the EMG results can reveal nerve dysfunction, muscle dysfunction or issues with nerve-to-muscles signal transmissions. If patient comes to Hinsdale Orthopaedics with any of the following symptoms:

• Tingling;

• Muscle weakness;

• Numbness;

• Muscle pain or cramping; or

• Types of limb pain, it may be an indication of a nerve or muscle disorder.

The Electromyography procedure presents a low-risk of any complications, such as bleeding infection and nerve injury at the location where the needle is inserted.

As an exceptionally significant tool in the diagnoses of a number of conditions, the Electromyography procedure may signal:

• Muscle disorders;

• Diseases affecting the nerve and the muscle;

• Disorders of nerves outside the spinal cord;

• Disorders which affect the brain’s motor neurons; or

• Disorders that affect the nerve root.

It is important that Chicagoland patients realize that Hinsdale Orthopaedics will not only completely meet their expectations, but we will regularly surpass them. Most often the EMG is performed on an outpatient basis or as part of a patient’s stay in the hospital. Regardless of the procedure you are scheduled to have, you can relax in the knowledge that the staff and professionals at Hinsdale Orthopaedics will do everything possible to ensure that our patients’ ultimate satisfaction is our top priority. To schedule an appointment in one of our facilities, call Hinsdale Orthopaedics, today, at: (630) 794-8680. We have offices conveniently located in: Elmhurst, Joliet, New Lenox, Naperville, Western Springs and Westmont, with our Hinsdale Orthopaedics’ office as our main office.