Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Procedures
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Procedures – We believe that developing a high level of proficiency with musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosis and procedural guidance is a critical aspect of current Sports Medicine training, and our program is designed to incorporate basic through advanced ultrasound utilization and procedural interventions across all training settings.
- Diagnostic ultrasound – The ability to identify normal and abnormal structures underpins the successful use of point-of-care ultrasound, and we train competency early and often during fellowship through a combination of dedicated ultrasound conferences/teaching sessions as well as daily clinical applications
- Simple procedures – Fellows have ample opportunity to perform landmark-guided musculoskeletal injections (joint, bursa, trigger point, etc.), ganglion aspiration, laceration repair and other basic interventions
- Ultrasound-guided procedures – Whether to ensure safety, complete aspiration or accurate medication delivery, or to allow more advanced interventions such as hydrodissection, hydrodilation or barbotage, our fellows far exceed the required number of ultrasound-guided procedures required for certification
- Beyond cortisone – Novel therapeutic techniques develop rapidly, and our fellows gain expertise with treatments far beyond glucocorticoid injections including nerve blocks, trigger point injections, hydrodissection, hyaluronic acid injections, barbotage, prolotherapy, sclerotherapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, and ultrasound-guided percutaneous tenotomy/fasciotomy (Tenex®)