MSK Ultrasound Applications for Regenerative Medicine Techniques: The Upper Extremities
This intermediate to advanced level MSK ultrasound program is designed to expand and update skills to integrate ultrasound-guided regenerative medicine techniques into clinical practice. Taught by world-renowned regenerative medicine and ultrasound experts, the program offers evidence based lectures on a variety of regenerative techniques, combined with extensive hands-on scanning of live models and guided injections of human cadaveric specimens. Participants will have an opportunity to prepare regenerative injectables and to practice ultrasound-guided injections for each of the target areas of the upper extremity.
- Identify anatomy and pathoanatomy of the upper extremity joints (tendons, ligaments, muscle/fascia, and nerves).
- Outline the biology and evidence for use of various regenerative substances.
- State when, why, and how to integrate regenerative medicine as a practical treatment option.
- Prepare injectables for performing ultrasound-guided regenerative medicine techniques.
- List regenerative medicine targets for the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist.
- Outline post procedural protocols for upper extremity regenerative procedures
- Integrate ultrasound-guided regenerative medicine techniques into clinical practice.
- Overview of anatomy and pathoanatomy of the upper extremity
- Biology and Evidence for Regenerative Substances:
- - Dextrose Prolotherapy
- - Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
- - Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA)
- - Lipoaspirate
- - Amniotic Membrane and Cells
- Essentials of US Guided Regenerative Medicine:
- - Essential need for an accurate diagnosis
- - US appearance of various structures – skin to bone
- - Ultrasound guided injection techniques
- - Post procedure protocols for regenerative medicine
- - Nutritional optimization for soft tissue healing and chondroprotection
- Preparing Dextrose and Amniotic Membrane Cell Injectables
- Regenerative Medicine of the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist
- Hands-On Workshops: preparing injectables, live models, and human cadaveric specimens for regenerative medicine techniques