MSK Ultrasound Essentials (Lower Limb)
(Hip, Thigh, Knee, Calf, Ankle, Foot)
- Equipment and image optimisation
- Anatomy review
- Imaging techniques
- Core pathology review
- Tips and pitfalls
Course Dates & Fees
This 2-day course is designed for all health professionals with an interest in MSK ultrasound, for use in the evaluation and management of lower limb (hip, thigh, knee, calf, ankle & foot) injury and complaints.
Covering all the major joints, tendons, nerves, and ligaments of the lower limb, this course presents a systematic and focused assessment with ultrasound. Participants will also be able to understand how dynamic ultrasound assessments can aid in the detection of pathologies.
The ability to obtain an image and recognise normal ultrasound anatomy lays down the vital foundation skills needed to perform and interpret ultrasound to compliment a clinical investigation.
The course covers machine optimization, sono-appearances of the hip, thigh, knee, calf, ankle & foot, tips & traps, relevant anatomy, abnormal appearances, and perform scanning on real volunteers.
This MSK Ultrasound Essentials course covers how to acquire ultrasound views of the lower limb including hip, thigh, knee, calf, ankle & foot to answer the clinical questions:
- Is there a joint or bursal effusion?
- Is the synovial thickening or synovitis?
- Is there tendinopathy or tendinosis?
- Is there nerve entrapment? Is the nerve enlarged?
- Is the tendon intact?
- Is there fracture? Is there degenerative disease?
- Is there a muscular tear?
Expected Learning Outcomes:
- Recognise normal ultrasound anatomy of all four compartments of knee including patellar tendon, quadriceps tendon, semi membranosis, semi tendinosis, gastrocnemius and surrounding structures.
- Recognise normal ultrasound anatomy of the hip and buttock including joints and bony anatomy, major muscles attachment points, trochanteric bursae, gluteus maximus, minimus, medius, major nerves such as femoral and sciatic nerve as well as hamstring muscles and tendons.
- Recognise normal ultrasound anatomy of ankle, covering medial & lateral tendons & ligaments including peroneal tendons, extensor & flexor tendons, achilles tendon, lateral ankle ligament complex and deltoid ligament complex. This will also include ankle nerves such as superficial & deep peroneal nerves, tibial nerve, and sural nerve.
- Recognize normal ultrasound anatomy of calf including major muscle groups and the achilles tendon.
- Recognize normal ultrasound anatomy of foot, covering the joints, bone, ligaments, tendons including web space and fascia.
- Acquire images of hip, thigh, knee, calf, ankle and foot including the use of dynamic techniques.
- Identify the sonographic appearances of abnormalities such as joint effusion, bursal effusion, tendinopathy, tendinosis, ligament, muscle & tendon disruption, joint disruption & degeneration, fracture, nerve disorder and other abnormalities in surrounding structures.
- Recognise the limitations of ultrasound and determine when to on-refer patients for formal scanning or complimentary investigations.
- This course in NOT credentialed.
- Students will receive a ‘Statement of Attendance’ from AIU Singapore upon completion of this course.
- This course is available to all Singaporean and International medical and allied health professionals with an interest in the use of ultrasound in the clinical setting.
- No previous ultrasound experience is necessary.
- Hands-on practical scanning on real patient models, with a maximum ratio of 1 tutor to 5 students;
- Expert led presentations and demonstrations;
- Online videos and directed reading;
- Constructive feedback provided during scanning sessions.
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
National University of Singapore
MD6, 14 Medical Drive,
Morning tea, a light lunch and refreshments are provided.