Ultrasound Evaluation of Hand and Wrist Pathology - Training Video

Ultrasound Evaluation of Hand and Wrist Pathology


Ultrasound Evaluation of Hand and Wrist Pathology

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Ultrasound Evaluation of Hand and Wrist Pathology

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Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hand and Wrist Pathology Training Video is designed to provide an in-depth review of commonly seen hand/wrist pathology, including ultrasound characteristics and diagnostic criteria.

Date of Original Release: 10/10/2019
Reviewed for content accuracy: 10/10/2022
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 10/10/2025
Video Length: 00:54:00

Online Video Product Code: OV-MHWP
DVD Product Code: VL-MHWP
USB Product Code: USB-MHWP


  • Joint Effusions
  • Role of Ultrasound in Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Erosions Rheumatoid Nodules
  • Tenosynovitis (Paratendonitis)
  • Tendon Tears
  • Intersection Syndrome
  • Pulley Tears
  • Trigger Finger
  • Extensor Carpi Ulnaris
  • Subluxation and Dislocation
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Guyon's Canal
  • Wartenburg Syndrome
  • Ligament Injury: Scapholunate Ligament Tear
  • Extrinsic Dorsal Ligament Injury
  • Gamekeeper Thumb
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage (TFC)
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Common Pitfalls in Wrist/Hand
  • Cyst and Masses: Wrist Ganglia, Mucous Cyst, Giant Cell Tumor Tendon Sheath Glomus Tumor (Hamartoma)


  • Increase the participants' knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations.
  • Identify normal hand/wrist anatomy with MSK ultrasound imaging.
  • Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing hand/wrist ultrasound examinations.
  • Identify ultrasound characteristics associated with joint effusion and bursitis.
  • Recognize ultrasound findings associated with tendon and ligament abnormalities.
  • State diagnostic criteria for evaluation of ulnar and radial nerve abnormalities.
  • Recognize commonly seen soft tissue masses when evaluating the hand/wrist.


Physicians, PA’s, sonographers and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting diagnostic MSK ultrasound examinations. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) radiology, sports medicine, orthopedics, PM & R, Rheumatology, Primary Care, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and emergency medicine.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Jon Jacobson  MD, RMSK

Professor of Radiology
University of California
San Diego, CA

Musculoskeletal Radiologist
Lenox Hill Radiology, New York, NY
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
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, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, 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.

Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

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 1.25 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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