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PM&R Catalog Fall/Winter 2015

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Imaging Anatomy of the Human Spine

Imaging Anatomy of the Human Spine

A Comprehensive Atlas Including Adjacent Structures

Scott E. Forseen, MD
Neil M. Borden, MD

The most precise, cutting-edge images of normal spinal anatomy available today are the centerpiece of this spectacular atlas for clinicians, trainees, and students in the neurologically-based medical specialties. Truly an “atlas for the 21st century,” this comprehensive visual reference presents a detailed overview of spinal anatomy acquired through the use of multiple imaging modalities and advanced techniques that allow visualization of structures not possible with conventional MRI or CT. A series of unique full-color structural images derived from 3D models based on actual images in the book further enhances understanding of spinal anatomy and spatial relationships.

Written by two neuroradiologists who are also prominent educators, the atlas begins with a brief introduction to the development, organization, and function of the human spine. What follows is more than 1,000 meticulously presented and labelled images acquired with the full complement of standard and advanced modalities currently used to visualize the human spine and adjacent structures—including x-ray, fluoroscopy, MRI, CT, CTA, MRA, digital subtraction angiography, and ultrasound of the neonatal spine. The vast array of data that these modes of imaging provide offer a wider window into the spine and allow the reader an unobstructed view of the anatomy presented to inform clinical decisions or enhance understanding of this complex region. Additionally, various anatomic structures can be viewed from modality to modality and from multiple planes.

December 2015 | 350 pp. | Hardcover | 9781936287826

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Getting Started

Jeffrey A. Strakowski MD

This is the first truly foundational, introductory text designed to help novice practitioners master the fundamentals of musculoskeletal ultrasound. For the new practitioner who has yet to hold a transducer, Dr. Strakowski makes beginning easy and presents detailed step-by-step instructions for operating the equipment, obtaining good images, and successfully interpreting sonograms. Organized for maximum learning value, the book is packed with high-quality color images, tables, and tips to enhance understanding of proper technique and proficiency in musculoskeletal ultrasound.

This “quick start” manual provides a simplified approach to essential physics, terminology, instrumentation and image optimization, proper scanning technique, and ergonomics. It is also designed to instruct in the recognition of the normal sonographic appearance of muscle, nerves, and tendons; other tissue, foreign bodies, masses, and artifacts; and use in interventional procedures. The final chapter offers recommendations for getting started in practice. The book’s clear, concise presentation will help new practitioners, residents, and medical students take the first steps in using ultrasound in the musculoskeletal clinic with confidence and skill.

September 2015 | 200 pp. | Paperback | 9781620700655

Spasticity, 2nd Edition

Spasticity, 2nd Edition

Diagnosis and Management

Allison Brashear MD

"This is the first comprehensive book—that deals solely with diagnosis and treatment of spasticity. It is well written by leaders in their fields."

—Doody’s Reviews

Since publication of the first edition, Spasticity: Diagnosis and Management has been the defining reference and go-to source for physicians, therapists, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with spasticity. For this new updated edition, Dr. Brashear and a diverse team of specialists have come together to integrate new research, clinical trials, measurement tools, therapies, and other recent advances that reflect this evolving field.

Key Features:

  • Revised edition of the premier clinical reference on spasticity
  • Incorporates the latest advances in assessment and treatment
  • Contains six entirely new chapters highlighting key topics including Tardieu scale and other measurement tools, ultrasound guidance for botulinum toxin management, spasticity in special populations, emerging therapies, and economic impact
  • More than 200 figures and 70 tables accompany the updated text

December 2015 | 552 pp. | Hardcover | 9781620700723

Buschbacher's Manual of Nerve Conduction Studies, Third Edition

Buschbacher's Manual of Nerve Conduction Studies, Third Edition

Dinesh Kumbhare MD, MSc
Lawrence Robinson MD
Ralph Buschbacher MD

The gold standard in many EMG labs, this manual is a practical working reference for performing a wide variety of common nerve conduction studies. It provides both practicing clinicians and trainees with an impressive database of reference values they can use to interpret nerve conduction results with confidence. The third edition is revised to deliver an up-to-date set of reference values that take into account age, sex, height, and body mass index for a wide range of demographic groups.

Key Features:

  • New references, technique descriptions, and drawings bring the classic manual up to date
  • Provides clinical pearls and tips for performing each study
  • A new Appendix covers common anomalous innervations such as the Martin Gruber Anastomosis
  • Offers a current, comprehensive set of reference values for clinical use
  • Discusses advantages and pitfalls of alternative techniques
  • Includes schematics to illustrate optimal electrode placement and typical waveform appearance

October 2015 | 360 pp. | Comb-binding | 9781620700877