MSK Ultrasound Course – Upper Extremity ONLY

$ 550.00


Name of the course:

MSK Ultrasound Course – Upper Extremity ONLY

Number of hours:


Description of the course:

This course creates a foundation in the emerging field of MSK Ultrasound, specifically covering the upper extremities. You’ll learn musculoskeletal anatomy and sonoanatomy, ultrasound guided imaging fundamentals and practical examples, probe placement, pathology and ultrasound guided injections. Get in-depth training and gain a solid understanding of the musculoskeletal ultrasound field from the industry leader, with plenty of virtual ‘hands-on’ learning that enable you to truly become an MSK Master.

Pre-requisite: None

Learning Activities:

Upon completion of this course, each student should be able to:

  • Established a solid understanding of MSK ultrasound imaging fundamentals
  • Recognize normal ultrasound anatomy of the Upper Extremity (shoulder, elbow and hand/wrist)
  • Be able to recognize abnormal ultrasound anatomy of the Upper Extremity
  • Understand common upper extremity pathology
  • Understand the ins and outs of musculoskeletal ultrasound scanners
  • Understand the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound in clinical practice
  • Understand the mechanics and ergonomics needed to perform accurate ultrasound guided injections which produced optimal outcomes
  • Gain access to our MSK ultrasound report templates


Course Content: 

Module 1: Introduction

  • This module provides an Introduction to basic Grayscale Imaging and Normal Sonoanatomy
Module 2: Imaging Fundamentals
  • Session 1: Reviews the crucial nature of knowing normal sonoanatomy.
  • Session 2: Reviews Image Acquisition, Image Orientation and Image Interpretation Algorithm.
  • Session 3: Reviews normal Sonoanatomy. Clearly understanding normal sonoanatomy precedes accurate identification of pathology.
Module 3: The Shoulder
  • Overview: The Shoulder – The Most Mobile & Vulnerable Joint
  • Session 1: presents Biceps Tendon at the bicipital groove and distally near the Pec Major Tendon
  • Session 2: presents the Supraspinatus Tendon and Rotator Cuff Interval anatomy and function
  • Session 3: presents the final two of the four Rotator Cuff Tendons… Infraspinatus Tendon and Teres Minor Tendon
  • Session 4: presents Acromio-Clavicular Joint imaging and Anterior Shoulder Impingement, then discusses posterior shoulder images of the Gleno-Humeral Joint, Spino-Glenoid Notch.
Module 4: The Elbow
  • Overview: The Elbow – A 360 Degree Evaluation
  • Session 1: presents the cross-sectional anatomy of the Anterior Elbow, Coronoid Fossa, Distal Biceps Tendon at the Radial insertion.
  • Session 2: teaches the Antero-Lateral Elbow Joint, Lateral Epicondyle(Common Extensor Insertion) and Medial Epicondyle (Common Flexor Insertion)
  • Session 3: presents Posterior Elbow and Olecranon Fossa, Triceps Tendon/Muscle, Ulnar Nerve imaging at the Ulnar Groove
Module 5: The Hand & Wrist
  • Overview: The Hand & Wrist – Complex Anatomy
  • Session 1: presents the Median Nerve Localization, Carpal Tunnel Measurement, Ulnar Nerve at Guyon’s Canal, Duyputren’s Contracture.
  • Session 2: presents the Dorsal Wrist Compartments 1 thru 3, DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis, Dorsal MCP Joint
  • Session 3: presents A1-A2 Pulley/Trigger Finger, 1st CMC (Carpal Meta-Carpal) Joint, Ulnar Collateral Ligament.
  • Session 4: presents the Triangular Fibrocatilage Complex (TFCC)
Module 6: Upper Extremity Pathology
  • Overview: Common upper extremity pathology
  • Session 1: presents the most common tendon pathology… Tendinosis.
  • Session 2: presents the Subscapularis Tears, Sub-Deltoid Bursa, Sub-Cutaneous Lipoma, Biceps Tenosynovitis (Fluid inside the Tendon Sheath), Subluxed/Dislocated Biceps.
  • Session 3: presents  the Olecranon Synovitis of the Posterior Elbow, Subluxing/Dislocating Ulnar Nerve, Lateral Epicondyle.
  • Session 4: presents the Dorsal Ganglion Cyst, DeQuervain’s StenosingTenosynovitis, DePuytren’s Contracture, Median Nerve/Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Snapping Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Tendon, Dorsal Meta-Carpal Phalangeal (MCP)Joint, Synovial Fluid vs Synovial Hypertrophy.
Module 7: Ultrasound Guided Injections
  • Overview: presents the needed mechanics and ergonomics to perform accurate ultrasound guided injections which produced optimal outcomes.
  • Session 1: discusses ultrasound images and the importance it plays in injections
  • Session 2: discusses Maintaining Sterile Field, Optimal Ergonomics for the procedure, Initial Needle Advancement (Puncture Site) relative to depth of target, suggestions for Needle Localization, and maintaining “Perpendicularity” to the ultrasound beam.
  • Session 3: discusses Out Of Plane Injections, The “Falling Star”, Beam Steering to enhance needle perpendicularity, Guided Injection Examples: Sub-Acromial/Deltoid, Gleno-Humeral Joint,Median Nerve, DeQuervain’s Out Of Plane, Medial Collateral Ligament, Calcific Tendinosis Supraspinatus, Baker’s Cyst Aspiration, Lateral Epicondyle, Intra-Muscular, Plantar Foot/Heel.


Learn about the Instructor

Randy E. Moore


Dr. Moore is an extremely highly regarded and sought after pioneer, teacher and author in the quickly emerging field of musculoskeletal sonography. He teaches using straightforward and easy to understand teaching methods that have been deemed essential to shortening the learning curve for medical practitioners, medical sonographers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and allied health professionals as they develop expertise in MSK sonography.