Neuromuscular Ultrasound - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437715279, 9781437737769

Neuromuscular Ultrasound

1st Edition

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Authors: Francis Walker Michael Cartwright
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437715279
eBook ISBN: 9781437737769
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 16th March 2011
Page Count: 208

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Neuromuscular Ultrasound demonstrates the use of ultrasound as an alternative to electrodiagnosis in the evaluation of neuromuscular disorders through detailed descriptions and clear illustrations. Drs. Francis Walker and Michael S. Cartwright discuss techniques for visualizing muscles and nerves without painful testing for better patient compliance and more efficient diagnosis. Color illustrations, pearls for the clinician, and ultrasound videos online at, ensure that you’ll be able to apply this technology effectively in your practice.

Key Features

  • Access the fully searchable text online at, along with ultrasound videos that demonstrate ultrasound evaluation in real time.
  • Diagnose and manage your patients more quickly and easily by visualizing muscles and nerves without painful testing.
  • Master the nuances of using ultrasound through the visual instruction of clear images and illustrations.
  • Minimize patient discomfort while maximizing optimal patient evaluation with a practical focus that covers using ultrasound as a screening tool, provides clinical pearls, and includes comparisons to electrodiagnosis.
  • Apply the full range of ultrasound applications, including interventional uses (such as ultrasound-guided botulinum toxin and steroid injections), ultrasound of polyneuropathies (often found in diabetics), and more.

Table of Contents

1. Basic Principles of Ultrasound

2. Ultrasound of Peripheral Nerves

3. Ultrasound of Muscle

4. Basic Approach to Ultrasound of Other Structures in the Extremities

5. Ultrasound of Focal Neuropathies

6. Ultrasound of the Brachial Plexus

7. Ultrasound of Plyneuropathies

8. Ultrasound of Motor Neuron Disease

9. Ultrasound of Inflammatory Myopathies

10. Ultrasound of Muscular Dystrophies, Myopathies, and Muscle Pathology

11. Interventional Ultrasound

12. Ultrasound as a Complement to Electrodiagnostic Studies

13. Future Directions in Neuromuscular Ultrasound

Appendix A

Appendix B



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About the Authors

Francis Walker

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Michael Cartwright

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC