Practical Approach to Electromyography is a pictorial guide to performing and interpreting EMG studies. This step-by-step manual contains tips for working up clinical problems typically encountered in the EMG laboratory and highlights technical aspects and potential pitfalls of sensory and motor nerve conduction studies. Numerous photographs and drawings illustrate proper placements of recording and stimulation electrodes and insertion of needle electrodes into the various muscles. The authors also provide sets of normal values and instruction on how to write an EMG report. Practical Approach to Electromyography is a practical visual reference for both novices and experienced electromyographers.
Features of Practical Approach to Electromyography include: ¡Emphasizes a practical orientation ¡Integrates EMG studies into an overall comprehensive neurology examination ¡Provides specific information on needle and electrode placement ¡Over 350 photos and line drawings highlight the relevant landmarks ¡Provides sets of normal values ¡Teaches how to write an EMG Report Contents Section I: 1. Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; 2. Approach to Ulnar Neuropathy; 3. Approach to Cervical Radiculopathy and Brachial Plexopathy; 4. Approach to Shoulder pain and Rotator Cuff Injury; 5. Approach to Lumbosacral Radiculopathy and Plexopathy; 6. Approach to Polyneuropathy (Primary Axonal vs. Primary Demyelinating); Section II: 7. Nerve Conduction Studies; 8. Potential Pitfalls in Nerve Conduction Studies; 9. Pictorial Guide to Nerve Conduction Studies: 9a. Motor: Median Nerve; Ulnar Nerve; Radial Nerve; Suprascapular Nerve; Axillary Nerve; Musculocutaneous Nerve; Tibial Nerve; Peroneal Nerve; 9b. Sensory: Median Nerve; Ulnar Nerve; Dorsal Cutaneous Branch of Ulnar Nerve; Radial Nerve; Lateral Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve; Medial Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve; Sural Nerve; Saphenous Nerve; Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve; 9c. Martin Gruber Anastomoses; 9d. Accessory Peroneal Nerve; 9e. Blink Reflex Study; 10. Cervical Root Stimulation Study; 11. Repetitive Nerve Stimulation Study; 11. Single Fiber Needle Electromyography; Section III:12.Needle Electromyography; Sites for Needle Insertions; Section IV: How to write an EMG report; Section V: 14. Normal Values; 14a. Nerve Conduction Studies; 14b.RR interval variations
About the Authors Peter Siao, MD MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Attending Neurologist, Neuromuscular Unit and EMG Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital Didier Cros, MD MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Attending Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Steve Vucic, MBBS, PhD, FRACP MBBS (Hons class I); PhD; FRACP, Associate Professor of Neurology, Sydney Medical School, Westmead, University of Sydney, Director of Neurophysiology, Westmead Hospital