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From residents to seasoned practitioners, a detailed knowledge of surface and functional anatomy is essential before a needle electrode can be inserted into a muscle with optimal effectiveness and minimal discomfort to the patient. This book, written by long-time experts in the field, gives the tools for conducting an accurate, well tolerated needle EMG examination - based on identifiable landmarks and a keen understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy.
Highlights of this practical clinical resource:
For all electromyographers in practice and training, this book offers key information for minimizing the number of needle penetrations, reducing patient discomfort, shortening the length of the examination, and obtaining precise diagnostic information. Especially when dealing with an uncooperative or limited patient, it allows the electromyographer to visualize the underlying anatomy and electrode path for maximum results.
Find these typical guidelines for muscle sampling:
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
The Hand; The Forearm; The Arm; The Shoulder; The Foot; The Leg; The Anterior Thigh; The Buttock and Posterior Thigh; The Trunk; The Pelvis; The Head and Neck.