Exam The electrodes record the electrical activity within the muscles while they are at rest and during contraction. The patient will also be asked to contract and rest the muscles at various intervals. The physician can interpret this data to diagnose nerve or muscle dysfunction.
End of Procedure When the exam is complete, the electrodes are removed and the patient can go home. The patient may experience minor bruising at the sites where the needles were inserted, but the bruising will fade within a few days.