The Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course

 Ultrasound Course  

Course Design

This course is designed for all physicians and healthcare providers who wish to incorporate MSK ultrasound into their practices. The course will emphasize injection techniques commonly used in an orthopedic and sports medicine practice.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to diagnostic and interventional MSK ultrasound. The course will consist of a morning of lectures on sonographic anatomy and injection techniques of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and foot and ankle. The afternoon will be spent in the cadaver lab with a participant-to-faculty ratio of no more than 4:1, practicing ultrasound injections on the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and foot and ankle   - Back to Top 

Course Objectives

Sonogram showing injection in progress 

  1. Identify normal and abnormal sonographic anatomy of the upper and lower extremity
  2. Perform ultrasound-guided injections of the upper extremity
  3. Perform ultrasound-guided injections of the lower extremity
  4. Understand reimbursement and coding of ultrasound procedures

Course Faculty

Course Director

Jay Kimmel, M.D., RMSK
Greater Hartford Orthopedics
Co-Director, Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute
Assistant Clinical Professor,
Department of Orthopedics,
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
 

Guest Faculty

Gregory Saboeiro, M.D.
Chief Division of US Interventional Radiology and CT
Assistant Professor of Radiology,
Weill Cornell Medical College
 

Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute Faculty

Michael Aron, M.D.
Greater Hartford Orthopedics
Assistant Clinical Professor,
Department of Orthopedics,
University of Connecticut
School of Medicine
 
Christina Kabbash, M.D.
Greater Hartford Orthopedics
Assistant Clinical Professor,
Department of Orthopedics,
University of Connecticut
School of Medicine
 
Elizabeth C. McAvoy,
PA-C, RMSK

Greater Hartford Orthopedics  
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Course Curriculum

 Lectures to be held in CJRI Conference Room 

7:45 - 8:00   Introduction - Jay Kimmel, M.D. 
8:00 - 8:10  Knobology - Gregory Saboeiro, M.D. 
8:10 - 8:35   Ultrasound of the elbow - Gregory Saboeiro, M.D. 
8:35 - 9:00  Ultrasound of the hand - Gregory Saboeiro, M.D. 
9:00 - 9:45  Ultrasound of the shoulder - Jay Kimmel, M.D. 
9:45 - 10:00  Break
10:00 - 10:25  Ultrasound of the knee - Jay Kimmel, M.D. 
10:25 - 10:50  Ultrasound of the hip - Gregory Saboeiro, M.D. 
10:50 - 11:25  Ultrasound of the foot and ankle - Gregory Saboeiro, M.D. 
11:25 - 11:45  RMSK / AIUM / Coding / Reimbursement - Jay Kimmel, M.D. 
11:45 - 12:00  Question and answer session - Faculty 
12:00 - 12:45  Lunch
12:45 - 4:00  Cadaver Lab

Participants will rotate through six stations, spending 30 minutes in each. At each station a proctor will teach injection techniques using a cadaver and ultrasound machine, and participants will practice injection techniques. The faculty-to-participant ratio will be no more than 4:1. Stations will include shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and foot and ankle. - Back to Top 

General Information

Location and Parking

The International Learning Center at CJRI is located at 114 Woodland Street in Hartford, CT. Please park in the Visitor Garage on Collins Street.

Overnight Accommodations

Hotel accommodations can be made at:

Courtyard by Marriott Hartford Farmington
1583 Southeast Road
Farmington,Ct 06032
Phone: (860) 521-7100 | Fax: (860) 565-1522

Please mention the Connecticut Sports Medicine Institute Course at the time of reservation to ensure you receive a reduced rate.

Disclosure

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. As a provider accredited by ACCME, Saint Francis Care must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so that activity participants may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation. All faculty are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships, and all relevant information will be published in the course materials.

Commercial Support

Commercial support provided by an educational grant from BIOVENTUS.