Hot Tip-How to Easily Locate the Superficial Fibular Nerve with Ultrasound

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Hot Tip-How to Easily Locate the Superficial Fibular Nerve with Ultrasound

Hot Tip-How to Easily Locate the Superficial Fibular Nerve with UltrasoundGulfcoast Ultrasound Instructor Dr. Craig Chappell, DO, CAQSM, RMSK, demonstrates how to increase the conspicuity of the superficial fibular nerve and how to easily locate it with ultrasound. Learn how to locate the Superficial Fibular Nerve with Ultrasoundas well as many other tips and tricks in the Advanced & Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course (August 10-11, 2017)Advanced & Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course (August 10-11, 2017) is taught by leading Musculoskeletal Ultrasound experts. The Advanced & Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course provides lectures and extensive hands-on scanning with live models and human cadaveric specimens for advanced applications and ultrasound-guided procedures including (but not limited to) regenerative therapy.

  • Instruction by Leading MSK Ultrasound Experts
  • Extensive 3:1 Hands-On Scanning
  • Scan Live Models & Human Cadaveric Specimens
  • Expand Diagnostic and Interventional Skills
  • Implement Skills Learned Into Clinical Practice
  • Includes Interventional Human Cadaver Lab

Topics:

  • MSK Ultrasound Guided Injection Techniques
  • Advanced Musculoskeletal Ultrasound – Guided Procedures in Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Post-operative Ultrasound: Shoulder, Knee & Beyond
  • Indications for US Guided Nerve Blocks
  • Challenging MSK Dilemmas: A Case Based Approach
  • Advanced Peripheral Nerve Applications: Diagnosis & Treatment Options
  • Advanced Foot, Ankle & Hip
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Spine
  • Interesting Case Presentations

 

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and / or interpret MSK ultrasound exams.
  2. List the use of MSK sonography for diagnosis and ultrasound – guided interventions for rheumatology, sports medicine, and physical medicine & rehabilitation applications
  3. Demonstrate techniques and protocols for performing shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, ankle/foot, adult hip, and spine.
  4. Identify sonographic appearance of commonly seen pathology of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle, foot, adult hip, and spine.
  5. Interpret complex musculoskeletal ultrasound images and list treatment options and patient management strategies.
  6. Outline new ultrasound guided procedures for ligament and tendon injuries.
  7. List the role of ultrasound in the evaluation of the post-operative shoulder.
  8. State the role of ultrasound in nerve entrapment syndromes.
  9. Demonstrate the principals of injection techniques for the performance of upper and lower extremity MSK interventions on cadaver models.
  10. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

CREDITS:

16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 16 MOC point(s)

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Advanced & Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course.

Click or Call to learn more about the Advanced & Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course | 727.363.4500

FACULTY:

Jon Jacobson, MD, RMSK
BioClinica: consultant
Elsevier: book royalties
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine: grant
Harvest Technologies: research equipment
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Victor Ibrahim, MD, FAAPMR
Director, PMR Center
Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine of Capital Hill
Washington, DC
No relevant financial relationships exist.
Timothy J. Mazzola, MD, CAQSM, RMSK
Cornerstone Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Denver, Colorado
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Craig Chappell, DO, RMSK, CAQSM
IN2IT Medical Non-Surgical Ortho & Sports Medicine
Orem, UT
Shane Shapiro, MD
Sports & Orthopedic Medicine
Mayo Medical School
Assistant Professor
Jacksonville, Florida
Speaker Disclosure: No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
David Wang, DOGulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Jeffrey Strakowski, MD
McConnell Spine, Sport, & Joint Physicians
Columbus, Ohio
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

MSK Ultrasound Course with Regenerative Medicine

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MSK Ultrasound Course with Regenerative Medicine

MSK Ultrasound Course with Regenerative Medicine program is designed to expand and update skills to integrate advanced MSK applications and ultrasound-guided regenerative medicine techniques into clinical practice. Taught by world-renowned ultrasound experts, the program offers evidence based lectures combined with extensive hands-on scanning sessions featuring live models and human cadaveric specimens. Participants will also have the opportunity to observe live demonstrations of multiple regenerative medicine procedures (diagnosis and techniques) on various live patients with pathologies.

  • Evidence –Based Lectures taught by world-renowned faculty
  • Advanced and regenerative medicine for upper & lower extremity applications
  • Includes pre-course webinar on Ultrasound-guided injection techniques
  • Extensive hands-on Scanning: live models w/ 3:1 participant to instructor ratio
  • Cadaver workshop: injection techniques
  • Cadaver workshop: bone marrow and lipoaspirate techniques
  • Live patient demonstrations for PRP and/or Prolotherapy treatment techniques
  • Integrate skills learned into clinical practice
  • Expand services offered
  • Improve patient outcomes

Regenerative Medicine Course Topics:

    • Biology and Evidence for regenerative substances
    • -Dextrose Prolotherapy
    • -Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
    • -Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA)
    • -Lipoaspirate
    • -Amniotic Membrane and Cells
    • Essentials of US Guided Regenerative Medicine
    • -Ultrasound guided injection techniques
    • -Preparing Dextrose and PRP Injectables
    • -Upper and lower extremity regenerative medicine techniques
    • -Post procedure protocols for regenerative medicine
    • -Regulatory guidelines and billing/coding for regenerative medicine
    • Hands-On workshops: live models
    • Hands-On workshops: Cadaver lab – needle guidance to target areas
    • Hands-On workshop: Cadaver lab – bone marrow and lipoaspirate techniques
    • Live patient regenerative medicine demonstrations: Prolotherapy & PRP

Advanced MSK Topics:

  • Utility of Dynamic Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Spine
  • Advanced Peripheral Nerve Applications: Diagnosis & treatment options
  • Post-Op Shoulder, Knee, and Beyond
  • Unlocking Frozen Joints
  • Hands-On scanning: live models

Objectives:

  1. Identify anatomy and pathoanatomy of the upper extremity joints (tendons, ligaments, muscle/fascia, and nerves).
  2. Outline the biology and evidence for use of regenerative substances.
  3. State when, why, and how to integrate regenerative medicine as a practical treatment option.
  4. Prepare various injectables for performing ultrasound-guided regenerative medicine techniques.
  5. List regenerative medicine targets for the upper and lower extremities.
  6. Outline post procedural protocols for regenerative procedures
  7. Integrate advanced MSK and ultrasound-guided regenerative medicine techniques into clinical practice.

Who should attend:

Physicians, PA’s, and clinicians experienced in diagnostic MSK ultrasound with a desire to integrate advanced MSK and regenerative medicine techniques into clinical practice. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) PM&R, sports medicine, orthopedics, radiology, rheumatology, and pain management. This program is an intermediate to advanced level program that requires at least 6 months previous experience performing diagnostic MSK ultrasound examinations or attendance of a recognized MSK hands-on ultrasound education program.

Credits:

18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 18.0 MOC point(s)

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the MSK Ultrasound Course with Regenerative Medicine.

Click or Call to learn more about the MSK Ultrasound Course with Regenerative Medicine | 727.363.4500

Faculty:

 

Albert Kozar, DO, FAOASM, RMSK
Academic Sports & Osteopathic Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Victor Ibrahim, MD, FAAPMR
Director, PMR Center
Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine of Capital Hill
Washington, DC
No relevant financial relationships exist.
Craig Chappell, DO, RMSK, CAQSM
IN2IT Medical Non-Surgical Ortho & Sports Medicine
Orem, UT
Shane Shapiro, MD
Sports & Orthopedic Medicine
Mayo Medical School
Assistant Professor
Jacksonville, Florida
Speaker Disclosure: No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
David Wang, DO Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Jeffrey Strakowski, MD
McConnell Spine, Sport, & Joint Physicians
Columbus, Ohio
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Word of the Day – Free Hand In-Plane MSK Injection Technique

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute - Word of the Day

Free Hand In-Plane MSK Injection Technique

MSK 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 MSK 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 (Ibrahim, Moore 2).   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.

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

Word of the day: Tendinosis (Tendinopathy)

Tendinosis
Transverse Bicep Tendon

Tendinosis, also referred to as tendinopathy, is a degenerative process with eosinophilic, fibrillar, and mucoid degeneration of the tendon (Jacobson 29).

Sonographically, tendinosis can be seen as a focal heterogeneous,  relatively ill-defined hypoechoic area within the tendon.  There will be no visible tendon defect and  cortical irregularity is not usually associated with this proccess.

Diffuse tendinosis may cause the entire tendon to appear hypoechoic.

Tendinosis
Longitudinal Bicep Tendon

It is important to ensure the sound beam is interacting with the tendon at a perpendicular angle to avoid the artifact anisotropy.  Anisotropy can mimic the ultrasound  characteristics seen with tendinosis.

To learn more, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming msk  musculoskeletal hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.