MSK Ultrasound Essentials Course (Upper Limb)
(Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand)
Shoulder and upper arm pain are one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints. The complex anatomy of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand makes ultrasound a complicated process in assessment and management of these areas.
Covering all the major joints, tendons, nerves, and ligaments of the upper 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.
This course is specifically designed for healthcare providers in point of care ultrasound for use in the evaluation and management of the patients with upper limb injury and complaints.
The course will cover machine optimisation, sono-appearances of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand & fingers, tips & traps, relevant anatomy, abnormal appearances, and practical scanning on real patient models.
This MSK Ultrasound Essentials course covers how to acquire ultrasound views of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and fingers to answer the clinical questions:
- Is there a joint or bursal effusion?
- Is the joint enlocated?
- Is the synovial thickening or synovitis?
- Is there nerve entrapment? Is the nerve enlarged?
- Is the tendon intact?
Expected Learning Outcomes:
- Recognise normal ultrasound anatomy of shoulder including rotator cuff tendons, Glenohumeral Joint (GHJ), Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ), and surrounding structures.
- Recognise normal ultrasound anatomy of the elbow including medial and lateral Epicondyle tendon and ligament attachments, anterior elbow including bicep insertion, posterior elbow including tricep insertion, joints, bursae, and nerves including radial, PIN, median & ulnar nerve.
- Recognise normal ultrasound anatomy of wrist, hand and fingers including extensor and flexor tendons, joints, carpal tunnel, Guyon’s Canal, nerves including radial, medial and ulnar nerve.
- Acquire images and measurements of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, including the use of dynamic techniques.
- Identify the sonographic appearances of abnormalities such as joint effusion, bursal effusion, tendinopathy, tendonosis, ligament and tendon disruption, joint disruption, dislocation & degeneration, fracture, nerve entrapment 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.