Easy EMG


  • Lyn 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

A very basic book on EMG for the beginner, this practical how-to guide features essential tables for reference and discusses how to avoid common pitfalls.
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents and practitioners, neurology residents and practitioners, EMG techs


Book information

  • Published: May 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7431-7

Table of Contents

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