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This course is designed to meet one or more of the following ACGME competencies:
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
Lower Limb MSK Ultrasound Course
A focused and systematic sonographic evaluation of the hip, knee and ankle
Specifically designed for healthcare providers who are exploring point of care ultrasound to enhance the evaluation and management of the patients with lower limb injury and complaints.
Covering the hip, knee and ankle joints in detail, this course presents a systematic and focused assessment with ultrasound. Lectures are succinct and delivered in an interactive format. The participant will develop ultrasound pattern recognition of the major tendons, ligaments, nerves and muscles surrounding these joints. The case discussions will focus on pathologies that are commonly encountered.
The Hands-on Training is the cornerstone of the program. The scanning protocols are adapted from the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology guidelines. During these sessions, participants will be guided to perform bedside scans on volunteers with both normal and pathological findings. The scanning protocols and pearls and pitfalls of obtaining high quality diagnoses are emphasized. With more than 5 hours set aside for live demonstration and scanning, and keeping the trainer to trainee ratio at maximum of 1:3, participants will have ample opportunities to practise during the Hands-on Training sessions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, emergency physicians, nurse practitioners, residents, medical officers and healthcare workers involved in the management of patients with musculoskeletal complaints.
Participants should already have a basic understanding and appreciation of point of care ultrasound and ultrasound physics.