Category: neuromuscular disease

Wrist drop

This week’s episode on wrist drop strives to complement episode 5 on foot drop and aid in the localization of a neuromuscular lesion. Dr. Laura Mainardi Villarino reviews with me several ways on how...

The ALS multi-disciplinary clinic

Motor neuron disease is the term neurologists use to describe amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), but it also refers to other central nervous system disorders like Kennedy’s disease, also known as X-linked spinobulbar atrophy. And...

The Guillain-Barre Syndrome

I’ll bet you didn’t know it was called the Landry-Guillain-Barre-Strohl syndrome. Now, we’ve simplified it to a dual eponym, the Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)–not unlike the abbreviated title of Lewis-Sumner syndrome. In this week’s episode...

Foot drop

Nuff said. A peroneal nerve palsy can be caused by any of a thousand things. After detailing the anatomic basis from which a foot drop can localize, the common etiologies are reviewed in this...