There have been significant advances in the use of Botulinum toxin since the first edition of this book. In the meantime, it has become the treatment of first choice in a variety of indications, and is now also a firmly established therapy option in many additional indications in neurology, paediatric medicine, dermatology, urology and the treatment of pain. Other aspects that have had a significant positive effect on treatment results include the close focus on anatomy in recent years, along with the routine use of sonography as an assessment tool. Both have made decisive contributions towards the standardization and quality assurance of Botulinum toxin treatment. Therefore, it seemed only logical to undertake an extensive and thorough revision of the previous edition.
In its new edition, the Atlas retains its tried and tested structure: the key muscles which can be treated with Botulinum toxin are presented individually. A few muscles, such as the deep muscles of the neck, have been added. All these structures are grouped according to body region and illustrated with the aid of elaborate anatomical drawings. Of course, the revision takes into account new findings of recent years, especially the establishment of sonography as the most important tool for rapid orientation and safe injection; moreover, all the information and techniques from the previous edition have been reviewed and brought right up to date where necessary. The book is aimed principally at neurologists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists and paediatricians, and represents a reliable and cutting-edge guide for all those who want to provide Botulinum toxin treatments speedily and safely.
The author Professor Wolfgang Jost MD is a specialist in Neurology/Special Pain Therapy and Chief Physician at the Ortenau Parkinson's Disease Clinic in Wolfach, Germany. His areas of professional expertise include Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, as well as migraine and headaches. Wolfgang Jost has many years of practical experience in Botulinum toxin therapy, especially the diagnosis and treatment of dystonia and spasticity.