Word of the Day – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel SyndromeCarpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common painful disorder of the wrist and hand, caused by compression on the median nerve between the inelastic carpal ligament and other structures within the carpal tunnel. It is often seen in cumulative trauma to the wrist. Symptoms may result from trauma, synovitis, or tumor or may develop with rheumatoid arthritis, amyloidosis, acromegaly, or diabetes. The median nerve innervates the palm and the radial side of the hand; compression of the nerve causes weakness, pain with opposition of the thumb, and burning, tingling, or aching, sometimes radiating to the forearm and shoulder joint.

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Hot Tips – Is it the Suprascapular Vein or a Dorsal Ganglion Cyst?

Shoulder sonography can be a real pain with some patients. Here’s a quick dynamic maneuver using musculoskeletal ultrasound to help distinguish between a suprascapular vein and a dorsal ganglion cyst.

Demonstrated by Randy Moore, DC, RDMS at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute

For more educational information like this, check out our upcoming  Musculoskeletal Ultrasound seminars at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.

Word of the Day: Free Hand In-Plane Musculoskeletal Injection Technique

Word of the Day: Free Hand In-Plane Musculoskeletal Technique

Musculoskeletal injections performed using ultrasound guidance allows for efficient and accurate needle placement that results with reduced complications and improved patient satisfaction.

There are two basic approaches used when performing ultrasound-guided Musculoskeletal injections:  In-plane and out of plane.

The “in-plane” approach is the most commonly utilized technique because it allows better visualization of the needle.   To perform the in-plane approach, the needle is position in the center of the probe in a long axis position and advanced parallel to the sound beam.  The goal is to always see the entire length of the needle, including the tip.

Needle in Musculoskeletal in-plane technique

To learn more about Free Hand In-Plane Musculoskeletal Injection Technique, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming musculoskeletal online training course or other Musculoskeletal courses that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.

Hot Tips – Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Exam of the Rotator Cuff

Locating the rotator cuff interval during a musculoskeletal exam can be frustrating for some, until you watch this Hot Tip from Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute!

Presented by Kathleen Quenneville, BS, RDMS, R(R).

This topic and more can be found in both advanced and intro MSK training seminars. For more educational information like this, check out our upcoming MSK Ultrasound Training Seminars at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.