Single-fiber EMG demonstrates reinnervation dynamics after nerve injury.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Serial single-fiber EMG (SF-EMG) studies in the frontalis muscle showed increased jitter with normal fiber density 15 days after facial nerve trauma. Both measurements were increased thereafter. The maximum increases occurred at 37 days, coincident with the initial return of function, and persisted until 67 days, when function had returned to normal. Thereafter, both features returned toward normal values, but were still elevated 34 months after injury.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Massey, JM; Sanders, DB

Published Date

  • July 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1150 - 1151

PubMed ID

  • 2067649

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.41.7.1150


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States