Functional Electromyography

Provocative Maneuvers in Electrodiagnosis

Authors: Fishman, Loren M., Wilkins, Allen N

  • Introduces provocative maneuvers to widen the scope of application and sharpen the diagnostic acuity of electrodiagnostic stuides
  • Presents three well-documented examples of functional EMG
  • Suggests a safe and scientific method for determining other functional maneuvers of value to the electromyographer
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Functional Electromyography: Provocative Maneuvers in Electrodiagnosis integrates electrophysiology further into the physical examination than ever before. It introduces the use of electrodiagnostic studies to quantify the neurological changes brought about by three provocative maneuvers commonly used in contemporary medicine. This widens the scope of electromyography while sharpening physicians’ diagnostic acuity. The book presents nerve conduction velocity (NCV) and H-reflex techniques to identify common conditions that are difficult to diagnose by any other means, often using the needle exam (EMG), MRI or musculoskeletal ultrasound to verify their clinical utility. Functional electromyography successfully diagnoses some cases of thoracic outlet syndrome, nearly all cases of piriformis syndrome, and offers a method for determining whether spinal stenosis or radiculopathy is the main pain generator when both are present in a single patient, even at the same level. This is particularly valuable because the standard conservative and surgical treatments for these two conditions are opposite, in spite of the identical symptom-set they produce. The book carefully describes each technique and persuasively documents their validity in statistical series and individual case presentations. It further guides the attentive electromyographer to adapt these methods to cases beyond those presented in its pages, suggesting a safe and scientific approach to other functional maneuvers of value to the electromyographer, and methods for validating one-time measures that may aid the electromyographer in clinical situations that are neither common nor easily analyzed. Hand drawn illustrations are included alongside text developed by experts in the field. An invaluable resource for physiatrists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, specialists in pain management and other providers, Functional Electromyography: Provocative Maneuvers in Electrodiagnosis represents a major contribution to the field of electrodiagnosis.

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“This is an excellent monograph concerning EMGs of the upper and lower extremities for electrodiagnosis and treatment planning. It covers all aspects of diagnosis, surgery, and physical therapy. … This is a great text on EMG. I highly recommend it to physiologists, surgeons, students, and fellows of EMGs.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, July, 2014)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Electricity in Medicine: Philosophy Meets Physiology

    Fishman, Loren M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Electrodiagnosis and the Physical Examination: Casting a Fine Net Widely

    Fishman, Loren M. (et al.)

    Pages 23-32

  • Dynamic Electrodiagnosis: Provocative/Evocative Maneuvers Define Diagnoses of Exclusion and Refine Dual Diagnoses

    Fishman, Loren M. (et al.)

    Pages 33-45

  • Neurological Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Approaching a Pathognomonic Sign

    Fishman, Loren M. (et al.)

    Pages 47-63

  • Treating Neurological Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Identified by a Provoked Electromyographic Sign: Analysis of the Data

    Fishman, Loren M. (et al.)

    Pages 65-75

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Hardcover $249.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Functional Electromyography
Book Subtitle
Provocative Maneuvers in Electrodiagnosis
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-020-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-020-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-019-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9141-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 171
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