Online Course Summary

This course provides an introduction into musculoskeletal ultrasound of the shoulder and knee. Image orientation, anatomy, ultrasound vocabulary and pathology are all reviewed by Dr. Don Buford, a leader in musculoskeletal ultrasound. He also demonstrates the proper protocol and technique for joint injections of the shoulder, hip, and knee. Coding and billing information are included. Enjoy this captivating introduction into the world of musculoskeletal ultrasound.

The presentational method for this activity will be Video Recorded Lecture. This activity is geared to meet the educational requirements of Sonographers, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, and Pain Management Physicians. This activity will encompass the following desirable physician attributes: Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, and Practice-Based Learning & Improvement.

Enrollment is valid for 180-days following registration.

CME Credits

CME Consultants designates this enduring material/internet activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Course Objectives

  • Discover how musculoskeletal ultrasound scanners work
  • Follow the indications for MSK ultrasound of the shoulder, hip, and knee
  • Become familiar with the role of MSK ultrasound in clinical practice
  • Recognize normal and abnormal ultrasound anatomy of the shoulder, hip, and knee
  • Use ultrasound guided techniques for MSK injections around the shoulder, hip, and knee
  • Recognize relevant shoulder anatomy that can be seen on ultrasound examinations
  • Follow indications for MSK ultrasound of the shoulder
  • Comprehend the role of MSK ultrasound in diagnosing and treating patients with shoulder pathology
  • Identify different techniques of patient positioning to obtain optimal clinical images
  • Recognize normal and abnormal ultrasound anatomy of the shoulder
  • Use ultrasound guided techniques for MSK guided injections of the biceps sheath, AC joint, and glenohumeral joint
  • Recognize relevant knee anatomy that can be seen on ultrasound examinations
  • Follow indications for MSK ultrasound of the knee
  • Comprehend the role of MSK ultrasound in diagnosing and treating patients with knee pathology
  • Identify different techniques of patient positioning to obtain optimal clinical images
  • Recognize normal and abnormal ultrasound anatomy of the knee
  • Use ultrasound guided techniques for MSK guided injections of the knee joint

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of CME Consultants and Mint Medical Education. CME Consultants is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Consultants designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

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Course Price: $149

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Featured Faculty

Don Buford – MD, RMSK

Sample Classroom Lecture

Date of original release 10/20/2014.  Termination date 10/20/2016.  Estimated time to complete each activity is 1.75 hours.
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