Atlas of Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography

Hardcover | February 12, 2013

byA. Arturo Leis, Michael P. Schenk

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Beautifully and lavishly illustrated, Atlas of Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography demystifies the major conditions affecting peripheral nerves and provides electrodiagnostic strategies for confirming suspected lesions of the peripheral nervous system. Building on the success of the landmark Atlas of Electromyography, this new text is divided into sections based on the major peripheral nerves. It contains detailed illustrations of each nerve along with a discussion of its anatomy, followed by a thorough outline of the clinical conditions andentrapment syndromes that affect the nerve, including a list of the etiologies, clinical features, and electrodiagnostic strategies used for each syndrome. Routine and special motor and sensory nerve conduction studies are shown in an anatomical illustration. In addition, each muscle supplied by theperipheral nerve is illustrated showing the root, plexus, and peripheral nerve supply to the muscle and is accompanied by a corresponding human photograph. Written text provides information about the nerve conduction studies, muscle origin, tendon insertion, voluntary activation maneuver, and thesite of optimum needle insertion, which is identified in the figures by a black dot or a needle electrode. Atlas of Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography is the perfect anatomical guide for neurologists, specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and electrodiagnostic medicine consultants, while also providing support for individuals in residency training programs, critical caremedicine, neurological surgery, and family practice.

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Beautifully and lavishly illustrated, Atlas of Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography demystifies the major conditions affecting peripheral nerves and provides electrodiagnostic strategies for confirming suspected lesions of the peripheral nervous system. Building on the success of the landmark Atlas of Electromyography, this ne...

A. Arturo Leis, a Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Electrodiagnostic Consultant at Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Michael P. Schenk , MS, CMI, FAMI, is Director, Department of Biomedical Illustration Services at the University of Mississip...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:February 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Overview of Nerve Conduction StudiesHow the peripheral nervous system conveys informationStimulating and Recording ElectrodesElectrode Amplifiers and Ground ElectrodeReducing Artifacts and InterferenceElectrical SafetyTemperature EffectEffect of AgingMotor Nerve ConductionMeasurements of the compound muscle action potentialCalculating conduction velocitySensory Nerve ConductionMeasurements of the sensory nerve action potentialRole of dorsal root ganglia (DRG) in localizing lesionsLate Responses: F-wave and H-reflexTypes of Nerve InjuryNeurapraxiaFeatures of demyelinationAxonal loss injuryFeatures of axonal lossWallerian degenerationIon channel disorders (channelopathies)Features of channelopathiesDue to toxinsDue to autoimmune conditionsDue to genetic mutations2. Overview of ElectromyographyThe motor unitInnervation ratioMuscle selection for needle EMGThe needle EMG examinationInsertional activitySpontaneous activityFibrillation potentialsPositive sharp wavesNumeric grading scale to semi-quantify fibrillation potentialsFasciculation potentialsComplex repetitive dischargesMyotonic dischargesMyokymic dischargesNeuromyotonic dischargesIsaac's syndrome and peripheral nerve hyperexcitability (PNH) syndromeCramp dischargesEnd-plate activityMotor unit potentials (MUPs)MUP parametersRise timeDurationAmplitudePhases and turnsFiring pattern and recruitmentHenneman's Size PrincipleIn neurogenic disordersIn myopathic disordersComplications related to needle electromyography3. Brachial PlexusUpper trunk lesionMiddle trunk lesionLower trunk lesion4. Median NerveCarpal tunnel syndromeAnterior interosseous nerve syndromePronator teres syndromeLigament of Struther's syndromeNerve conduction studiesMotorShort segment ("inching technique")F-waveMartin-Gruber anastomosisSensoryComparative studies for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndromeDigital branch injuryNeedle electromyographyAbductor Pollicis BrevisOpponens PollicisFlexor Pollicis Brevis, Superficial HeadFirst and Second LumbricalsPronator QuadratusFlexor Pollicis LongusFlexor Digitorum Profundus, Digits 2 and 3Flexor Digitorum Superficialis (sublimis)Palmaris LongusFlexor Carpi RadialisPronator Teres5. Ulnar NerveUlnar neuropathy at the elbow (retrocondylar groove)Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome)Ulnar neuropathy at the wrist (Guyon's canal)Nerve conduction studiesMotorShort segment ("inching technique")F-waveMartin-Gruber anastomosisRiches-Cannieu anastomosis ("all ulnar hand")SensoryNeedle electromyographyAdductor PollicisFlexor Pollicis Brevis, Deep HeadFirst Dorsal InterosseousSecond, Third, and Fourth Dorsal InterosseiPalmar InterosseiThird and Fourth LumbricalsAbductor Digiti MinimiOpponens Digiti MinimiFlexor Digiti MinimiFlexor Digitorum Profundus, Digits 4 and 5Flexor Carpi Ulnaris6. Radial NerveRadial nerve lesion in the armRadial nerve lesion in the axillaPosterior interosseous nerve syndromeSuperficial radial nerve lesionNerve conduction studiesMotorSensoryAnomalous innervation to ulnar dorsum of handNeedle electromyographyExtensor Indicis PropriusExtensor Pollicis BrevisExtensor Pollicis LongusAbductor Pollicis LongusExtensor Digitorum Communis and Extensor Digiti MinimiExtensor Carpi UlnarisSupinatorExtensor Carpi Radialis, Longus and BrevisBrachioradialisAnconeusTriceps, Lateral HeadTriceps, Long HeadTriceps, Medial Head7. Axillary NerveAxillary nerve lesionMotor nerve conduction studyNeedle electromyographyDeltoid, Anterior FibersDeltoid, Middle FibersDeltoid, Posterior FibersTeres Minor8. Musculocutaneous NerveMusculocutaneous nerve lesionNerve conduction studiesMotorSensory (lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm)Needle electromyographyBrachialisBiceps BrachiiCoracobrachialis9. Medial Cutaneous Nerve of the ForearmLesion of the medial cutaneous nerve of the forearmSensory nerve conduction study10. Suprascapular NerveSuprascapular nerve lesionMotor nerve conduction studyNeedle electromyographyInfraspinatusSupraspinatus11. Dorsal Scapular NerveDorsal scapular nerve lesionNeedle electromyographyRhomboideus Major and MinorLevator Scapulae12. Long Thoracic NerveLong thoracic nerve lesionMotor nerve conduction studyNeedle electromyographySerratus Anterior13. Subscapular Nerves and the Thoracodorsal NerveNeedle electromyographyTeres MajorLatissimus Dorsi14. Medial and Lateral Pectoral NervesNeedle electromyographyPectoralis MajorPectoralis Minor15. Cervical PlexusNeedle electromyographySternocleidomastoidTrapeziusLevator Scapulae16. Phrenic NervePhrenic nerve lesionPhrenic nerve conduction studiesNeedle electromyographyDiaphragm17. Sacral PlexusSacral plexus lesion18. Sciatic NerveSciatic nerve lesionNeedle electromyographySemitendinosusSemimembranosusBiceps Femoris (Long Head)Biceps Femoris (Short Head)19. Tibial NerveTarsal tunnel syndromeNerve conduction studiesMotorF-waveSensory (sural nerve)H-ReflexMedial and lateral plantar (mixed nerve)Needle electromyographyGastrocnemius, Medial HeadGastrocnemius, Lateral HeadSoleusTibialis PosteriorFlexor Digitorum LongusFlexor Hallucis LongusPopliteusAbductor HallucisFlexor Digitorum BrevisFlexor Hallucis BrevisAbductor Digiti Minimi (Quinti)Adductor Hallucis20. Common Peroneal NerveCommon peroneal mononeuropathy at the kneeNerve conduction studiesMotor (Extensor digitorum brevis)F-waveAccessory deep peroneal nerveMotor (tibialis anterior)Short segment ("inching technique") across the kneeSensory (superficial peroneal)Needle electromyographyTibialis AnteriorExtensor Digitorum LongusExtensor Hallucis LongusPeroneus TertiusExtensor Digitorum BrevisPeroneus LongusPeroneus Brevis21. Superior Gluteal NerveNeedle electromyographyGluteus MediusGluteus MinimusTensor Fasciae Latae22. Inferior Gluteal NerveNeedle electromyographyGluteus Maximus23. Pudendal NervePudendal nerve lesionNeedle electromyographySphincter Ani Externus (External Anal Sphincter)Levator Ani24. Lumbar PlexusLesion of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (meralgia paresthetica)Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve conduction studyNeedle electromyography of abdominal wall musclesExternal Oblique, Internal Oblique and Transversus Abdominis25. Femoral NerveFemoral nerve lesionNerve conduction studiesMotorSensory (saphenous nerve)Needle electromyographyIliacus (Iliopsoas)PectineusSartoriusRectus FemorisVastus LateralisVastus IntermediusVastus Medialis26. Obturator NerveObturator nerve lesionNeedle electromyographyAdductor LongusAdductor BrevisAdductor MagnusGracilis27. Paraspinal MusclesNeedle electromyographyCervical ParaspinalThoracic ParaspinalLumbosacral Paraspinal28. Cranial Nerves and MusclesFacial motor conduction studiesBlink reflex studiesNeedle electromyographyFrontalisOrbicularis OculiOrbicularis OrisMasseterTongue29. Dermatomes and Peripheral Nerve Cutaneous Distributions