Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
This noninvasive, outpatient exam is used to measure how quickly nerves conduct electrical signals through the body. NCS is a valuable technique for diagnosing nerve damage. If damage exists, NCS can help a physician find its source.
What is a nerve conduction study?
This detailed video explains the entire process of an NCS, including preparation, exam, and ending the procedure. When the exam is complete, the electrodes are removed. The patient is allowed to go home. Because the exam is noninvasive, the patient will experience no bruising or soreness.