Neuromuscular Quick Pocket Reference

Rawa Jaro Araim MD DO (Author), Maryam Rafael Aghalar DO (Author), Lyn D. Weiss MD (Author)


Neuromuscular Quick Pocket Reference provides students, residents, and fellows a quick reference guide to neuromusculoskeletal tests. Composed primarily of tables, charts, and photographs utilizing a tabular format, this handy reference puts together and organizes the information that trainees and practitioners in PM&R, neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology, and family medicine use on a daily basis. It provides the busy clinician or trainee with clear information on these tests, including why the test is used, how to perform the test (written and in photographs), sensitivity, specificity and references. The first part of the book covers physical exam by region. The second part of the book is devoted to common neurological tests and scales, including muscles, motor points, dermatomes and myotomes (EMG charts), spasticity findings, radiculopathies, and Traumatic Brain Injury assessment and grading and pain scales. Small, focused, and conciseNeuromuscular Quick Pocket Reference will be a white coat staple for medical students in PM&R and related disciplines.

Features of Neuromuscular Quick Pocket Reference Include:

  • Pocket-Sized for portability and ease of use
  • Information is organized to maximize accessibility of information
  • Covers common neuromuscular assessment tests performed on a daily basis
  • Sensitivity and specificity of each test is displayed
  • Illustrations help clarify topics that are difficult to understand (brachial plexus for example)
  • Illustrated throughout
  • Collects frequently-used neurological tables and scales for quick look-up of essential patient care information

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