Practical Approach to Electromyography

by Peter MD Siao, Didier MD Cros, Steve MBBS Vucic, Steve MBBS Dr.Vucic

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. Hundreds of 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 and interprete 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

;SECTION I APPROACH TO CLINICAL PROBLEMS: 1. Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; 2. Approach to Ulnar Neuropathy; 3. Approach to Radial Neuropathy, Peroneal Neuropathy, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, and Bell’s Palsy; 4. Approach to Radiculopathy and Plexopathy; 5. Approach to Rotator Cuff Injury and Winged Scapula; 6. Approach to Polyneuropathy (Primary Axonal vs Primary Demyelinating); 7. Approach to Neuromuscular Junction Disorders; 8. Approach to Myopathy; SECTION II NERVE CONDUCTION STUDIES: 9. Nerve Conduction Studies; 10. Potential Pitfalls of Nerve Conduction Studies; 11. Pictorial Guide to Nerve Conduction Studies; SECTION III NEEDLE ELECTROMYOGRAPHY: 12. Needle Electromyography; 13. Pictorial Guide to Needle Electromyography; 14. Atlas of Spontaneous Activities; 15. Atlas of Motor Unit Action Potentials; Appendix A. How to Write an EMG Report; Appendix B. How to Read an Outside EMG Report; Appendix C. Normal Values


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