Easy EMG

Easy EMG

By Lyn Weiss, MD, Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook; Chairman and Director of Residency Training Program, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY; Julie K. Silver, MD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston; Medical Director, Spaulding-Framingham Outpatient Center, Framingham, MA; and Jay Weiss, MD, Medical Director, Long Island Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Levittown, NY


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
Index