Below you’ll find information and resources relevant to MSK US of the Upper Limb. You’ll find that our course will cover things comprehensively, but if you want to get the most out of your course, you’ll find many of these resources and readings useful.
The course programme can be found here
Pavillions Hotel is at 42 Papanui Road, Christchurch. A link to their website can be found here.
Pre-course Zoom session
This 1 hour session was held on 3rd May, and covers some background information, as well as important anatomy and clinical background that is worth being familiar with in order to get the most out of the course – it frees up more time for hands on scanning!
You can download the slides used in the presentation here
A basic level of MSK US experience is helpful for this course. This includes an understanding of basic US physics, artefacts and knobology.
Below is a Zoom link to a recording covering much of this that you will find useful :
Ultrasound basic physics, settings and artifacts Passcode: 2E#7^uuA
A comprehensive ultrasound examination is performed in a structured and systematic manner, according to protocols. There are many different protocols, but some of the most popular are the ESSR (European Society of MusculoSkeletal Radiology) protocols:
Below are a selection of excellent review articles. Click on each for a PDF to open in a new window.
Plomb-Holmes, C., Clavert, P., Kolo, F., Tay, E., Lädermann, A., & French Arthroscopic Society. (2018). An orthopaedic surgeon’s guide to ultrasound imaging of the healthy, pathological and postoperative shoulder. Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research, 104(8), S219-S232.
De Maeseneer, M., Brigido, M. K., Antic, M., Lenchik, L., Milants, A., Vereecke, E., … & Shahabpour, M. (2015). Ultrasound of the elbow with emphasis on detailed assessment of ligaments, tendons, and nerves. European journal of radiology, 84(4), 671-681.
Wrist and Hand
Mezian, K., Ricci, V., Jacisko, J., Sobotová, K., Angerová, Y., Nanka, O., & Özçakar, L. (2021). Ultrasound imaging and guidance in common wrist/hand pathologies. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 100(6), 599-609.
Tamborrini, G., Möller, I., Bong, D., Miguel, M., Marx, C., Müller, A. M., & Müller-Gerbl, M. (2017). The rotator interval–A link between anatomy and ultrasound. Ultrasound international open, 3(03), E107-E116.