Examination of Peripheral Nerve Injuries: An Anatomical Approach

Examination of peripheral nerve injuriesBy

  • Stephen M. Russell, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York

An anatomically based guide to locating and diagnosing injuries

Highly Commended in Neurology by the British Medical Association, 2007

This book is an anatomically based guide to locating and diagnosing peripheral nerve entrapment and injuries, complete with all the fundamental science concepts and diagnostic techniques the clinician needs to address injuries in the upper and lower extremities of the body. Full-color photographs and easy-to-digest schematic illustrations aid the comprehension of complex anatomy and its variations, and help the reader learn the examination techniques described in the book.


  • Step-by-step descriptions supplemented by 150 full color illustrations and photographs guide the reader through the examination techniques
  • Thorough review of the anatomy of each peripheral nerve helps the reader gain a firm understanding of normal structure essential for recognizing and diagnosing injury
  • Emphasis on the most common anatomical variations in the peripheral nervous system prepares the reader for the full range of clinical scenarios
  • Descriptions of the brachial and lumbosacral plexi in the context of their major branches allows the reader to fully grasp complicated structures

Examination of Peripheral Nerve Injuriesaddresses the needs of residents, fellows, trainees, and students in a range of specialties including neurology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, plastic surgery, hand surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, physical therapy, pain management and primary care. Residents seeking an excellent board review in this area will appreciate the concise format and the wealth of information contained in this book.


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