Withinthe last 20 years, the use of local injection with botulinumtoxin has proven to be effective in the treatment of increased tonicity in bothskeletal and smooth muscle as well as in illnesses presenting with increasedsecretion from glands. Following local injection, the botulinumtoxin reduces muscle tone effectively for several months and also reducessecretion from sweat, lachrymal, and salivary glands. Botulinumtoxin has influenced therapy in neurology like no other substance, and it isnow considered the drug of choice for treatment of cervical dystonia,blepharospasm, and hemifacialspasm.
Proper application ofthe drug is, however, a prerequisite for success. This comprehensive atlaspresents all of the information necessary for its use,including dosage, muscle action, localization, and injection technique. Designedfor quick navigation, it presents detailed visual demonstrations of thetreatment of 126 different muscles organized by body region, illustratingmuscle action, injection sites, injection protocols, and injection techniquesfor each muscle. Written by a doctor with many years of experience using botulinum toxin, this unique book is ideal for cliniciansseeking to incorporate this therapy into their practice and is intended for allspecialists, including neurologists, dermatologists, pediatricians,ophthalmologists, and others who use this drug.
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