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Ultrasound of the Upper Limb Course – June 2021

June 11, 2021 - June 13, 2021


Beginner – Intermediate

7th Floor, University of Otago
Christchurch, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch

11-13th June 2021

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Course Aims

Using an intensive, friendly and practical learning environment, you will:

Develop knowledge and skills required to perform a basic and competent, protocol driven, sonographic assessment of the joints of the upper limb;
Be able to integrate sonographic findings into your clinical consultation using an evidence based approach;
Develop an understanding of the principles of US guided MSK injections, and be familiar with commonly performed US guided injection techniques;
Network with tutors and peers, and enhance learning through informal discussion.

Who is this course for?

This two day program is designed for any health professional with an interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound.


A basic understanding of the principles of MSK sonography and scanning technique is assumed. For those students new to sonography, a pre-course Zoom session covering some basics is provided, and included as part of the course fee.

It is assumed the student will have a good understanding of normal and abnormal anatomy, and of common pathological conditions affecting the MSK system.

Course Content

US assessment of the normal shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand
US assessment of selected, commonly seen pathology in the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand
Interpretation of sonographic findings, including validity of US in diagnosis of certain conditions affecting the UL
Pathology relevant to sonography in commonly seen conditions affecting the UL
Common US guided UL injections

What we don’t cover

The focus of the course is sonographic assessment of the upper limb. While we will briefly discuss different types of injections and injection techniques, we do not cover various injection types (such as PRP) and techniques in depth. There will be plenty of opportunity for informal discussion during the course.

We do not cover certain more advanced areas of MSK sonography that are unlikely to be encountered regularly in day-to-day clinical practise.


June 11, 2021
June 13, 2021


MSK Ultrasound
021 89 2244
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MSK Ultrasound
7th Floor, University of Otago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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