Easy-to-read and well-organized, this one-of-a-kind resource offers a basic introduction in both electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS). Inside, readers will find expert guidance on how to perform and interpret EMGs as well as the fundamental principles of electrodiagnostic testing. Readers will also find coverage of the testing of the most common conditions encountered in daily practice. At-a-glance tables, combined with clear illustrations showing the correct needle placement for each condition, and a convenient pocket size, make this the ideal reference to carry on the go or have on hand in the lab.
Provides a quick presentation of just the basic facts needed by the beginner.
Includes illustrations on how to perform basic nerve conduction studies and needle EMG, providing two resources in one.
Reviews commonly encountered conditions to assist the reader with turning theory into practice.
Presents quick access to information on the most common conditions seen in practice.
Features at-a-glance tables that concisely present complicated information.
Depicts precise needle placement through unique computer-generated illustrations.
1. What is an EMG? 2. Why do electrodiagnostic studies? 3. About the machine 4. Nerve conduction studies 5. Electromyography 6. Injury to peripheral nerves 7. How to plan out the examination 8. Pitfalls 9. Carpal tunnel syndrome 10. Ulnar neuropathy 11. Radial neurotherapy 12. Radiculopathy 13. Spinal stenosis 14. Peroneal neuropathy 15. Tarsal tunnel syndrome 16. Peripheral neuropathy 17. Myopathy 18. Brachial plexopathies 19. Lumbosacral plexopathies 20. Motor neuron diseases 21. How to write a report 22. Tables of normals 23. Reimbursement 24. Glossary of EMG terms
Appendix 1 Figures for Table 4.3 Nerve conduction studies setup Appendix 2 Figures to Table 5.4 Common muscles innervation, location and needle placement Index
By Lyn D Weiss, MD, Chairman and Director of Residency Training, Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Director of Electrodiagnostic Services, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY, USA