EMG Secrets

EMG Secrets

By Faye Chiou Tan, MD, Assistant Professor, Dept. PM&R, Baylor College of Medicine, Director, Electrodiagnosis, Harris County Hospital District, Director, Center for Trauma Rehabilitation Research, Harris County Hospital District, Chief of Service, Dept. PM&R, Harris County Hospital District, Houston, Texas

Part I Anatomy and Physiology
1. Anatomy
2. Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Nerve

Part II Instrumentation
3. Filter Settings
4. Common Mode Rejection and Impedance
5. Volume Conduction
6. Electrical Safety

Part III Nerve conduction studies
7. Electrical Stimulation of the Nerve/ Recording of Potentials
8. Motor Nerve Conductions
9. Sensory Nerve Conductions
10. Anomalous Innervations
11. Late Responses (H-reflex, F-wave, A-wave)
12. Repetitive Nerve Stimulation
13. Somatosensory eVoked Potentials
14. Pediatric Nerve Conduction Techniques
15. Blink Reflex
16. Autonomic Nerve Conductions
17. Common Technical Errors

Part IV Electromyography
18. Needle Types and Effect on EMG
19. Mechanics of Needle Exam
20. Needle Interpretation
21. Single Fiber EMG
22. Pediatric EMG Techniques

Part V - Specific Diseases
23. Myelopathy
24. Anterior Horn Cell and Motor Neuron Diseases
25. Radiculopathies
26. Plexopathies
27. Polyneuropathies
28. Mononeuropathies and Entrapment Syndromes
29. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Comparison Studies
30. Neuromuscular Junction Disorders
31. Myopathies
32. Diseases with Abnormal Muscle Activity
33. Pediatric Diseases
34. Spasticity Blocks
35. Pediatric Spasticity Blocks
36. Trauma

Part VI Summary
37. Interpretation of Results