Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Protocols

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1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 10/21/2016
This edition valid for credit through: 10/21/2019
Video Length: 00:55:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-MSPU
ISBN: 978-1-945749-03-2

Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Protocols

Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Protocols


  • Normal ultrasound anatomy and protocols for the shoulder, elbow, hand/wrist
  • Normal ultrasound characteristics for the shoulder, elbow, hand/wrist
    Shoulder Exam:
    • Biceps Tendon
    • Subscapularis Tendon
    • Rotator Cuff
    • Supraspinatus Tendon
    • Rotator Cuff Interval
    • Infraspinatus Tendon
    • Acromioclavicular Joint
    • Glenohumeral joint
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Elbow Exams:

  • Anterior Elbow Views (Short and Long Axis)
  • Medial Epicondyle
  • Posterior Elbow Views (Short and Long Axis)
  • Ulnar Nerve
  • Ulnar Nerve Subluxation

Wrist and Hand Exam:

  • Median Nerve

Upon completion of this enduring material, you should be able to accomplish the following:

  1. Increase the participants' knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations
  2. Implement techniques and protocols for performing shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist ultrasound examinations
  3. Identify normal anatomy during upper extremity MSK imaging

Target Audience

Physicians, sonographers, PAs and NPs, and other medical professionals who are involved with performing and/or interpreting musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) radiologists, sports medicine, orthopedics, rheumatology, PM & R, emergency medicine, primary care and physical therapy, and chiropractic medicine.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Craig Chappell  DO, CAQSM, RMSK

IN2IT Medical Non-Surgical Ortho & Sports Medicine. Orem, UT.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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Accreditation Statement

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.

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