Essential Electromyography (PDF Book)
By John A. Jarratt
The field of electromyography is a complex and fascinating one. In this book, I aim to simplify the principles of electromyography, making it accessible to trainees in clinical neurophysiology and clinicians in related specialties.
To begin, I provide a brief overview of anatomy, physiology, and pathology, laying the foundation for understanding the intricacies of electromyography. Technical matters, such as electrodes, amplifiers, and volume conduction, are also covered, ensuring readers have a solid understanding of the equipment and techniques involved.
With this groundwork in place, I delve into the principles of electromyography, including single-fibre electromyography and nerve conduction studies. Through clear diagrams and high-quality screenshots of recordings, I walk readers through these principles, ensuring they grasp the concepts and their practical applications.
One of the key aspects of electromyography is its role in diagnosing disorders of nerves, muscles, and neuromuscular junctions. I devote a considerable portion of the book to explaining how electromyography can aid in the diagnosis of these conditions. By providing guidance on selecting patients for referral and assisting with result interpretation, I hope to support clinicians in specialties such as neurology, orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology, general medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
The book also explores the concept of normal versus abnormal values in electromyography. I discuss the findings in common clinical conditions, shedding light on what constitutes a normal result and what indicates pathology. This information is invaluable for both trainees and experienced practitioners, helping them make accurate diagnoses and guide patient management.
Throughout the book, I draw upon my 25 years of experience practicing and teaching electromyography. I have witnessed firsthand the impact this field can have in patient care, and I am excited to share my knowledge and insights with readers.
In conclusion, this book serves as an introductory text to electromyography, offering a comprehensive understanding of its principles and practical applications. Whether you are a trainee in clinical neurophysiology or a clinician in a related specialty, I believe you will find value in these pages. So join me on this journey into the world of electromyography, and let’s unlock the mysteries of nerve and muscle function together.
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (October 5, 2023)
- Language : English
- eBook Digital : 132 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1009381067
- ISBN-13 : 978-1009381062