Special 2-Day Ankle and Foot Ultrasonography Course

May 4-5, 2024 / Astoria, NY

Course Description

A comprehensive presentation of basic principles of ultrasound, normal sonoanatomy of the ankle and foot structures from beginners to advanced level along with sonopathology discussion. Didactic lecture for each structure/region is followed by lab demonstration and practical by the participants. The student has in-depth knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy, and this will be valuable as you begin to appreciate standard orientation of the anatomy on ultrasound. Worldwide, more and more healthcare professionals are tapping the well of diagnostic sonography-it is quickly becoming the standard of care for visualizing musculoskeletal anatomy.

Course Objectives

At the end of Module, course participants will be able to:

  • List at least four common imaging artifacts which are commonly seen in diagnostic musculoskeletal imaging.
  • By the end of the course, participant will be able to correctly perform a scan and identify normal sonoanatomy of the ankle and foot region within 20 minutes.
  • Course participant will be able to describe the structures in the ultrasound scan with correct sonographic terminology.
  • Course participant will be able to correctly label the obtained ultrasound image with side (right/left), body region and image orientation.
  • By the end of the course participant will describe the important principle of anisotropy as it pertains to tendon imaging.

Appropriate for PTs, MDs, DOs, Nurse Practitioners, Chiro, Healthcare Professionals.

Program Outline

The program is divided into live 2-day Module and a supplemental online Ankle and Foot module. This is necessary to allow assimilation of the wide-ranging material and adequate practice scan sessions during practical workshops.

Course Outline for Live module
(May 4-5, 2024)

Daily Class Schedule

Day 1 Live

TimeTopic
8:30 am – 9:30 amIntroduction (Basic Principles, artifacts, probe maneuvering and terminology)
9:30 am – 12:00 pmAnkle lecture & lab (Anterior ankle region- Ankle joint, overlying tendons, nerve, anterolateral ligament complex. Lateral ankle region- Peroneal tendons, lateral ligaments)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch break
1:00 pm – 3:00 pmAnkle lecture & lab continued (Medial ankle- Tarsal tunnel structures, deltoid ligament complex. Posterior ankle and Achilles tendon. Plantar fascia, MTP joints, plantar plate, digital nerves)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pmAnkle pathology discussion

Day 2 Live

TimeTopic
8:30 am – 10:30 amAdvanced foot lecture & Lab (Tibial nerve and branches- medial plantar, lateral plantar, baxters nerve. Tibialis posterior tendon and spring ligament relationship)
10:30 am – 12:00 pmAdvanced foot lab continued (Posterior tibio-fibular and talo-fibular ligaments, plantar fascia lateral cord, small sensory nerves)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch break
1:00 pm – 3:30 pmAdvanced ankle and foot pathology discussion
3:30 pm – 4:30 pmAnkle and foot Protocol lab
4:30 pm – 5:00 pmQ & A and wrap up
All labs are held in Astoria, New York:
Hands-On Diagnostics HQ – 32-44 31st St, Astoria, NY 11106

The supplemental Online Ankle Module

Module Overview

A comprehensive presentation of the normal sonoanatomy and pathology of the ankle and foot region. Didactic lecture followed by video demonstration. This module covers normal sonoanatomy of the ankle and foot region with scanning protocol demonstrated. Presentation of normal sonoanatomy, patient positioning, probe positioning and important pearls for each joint region will be followed by a quiz.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to correctly perform a scan and identify normal sonoanatomy of the ankle region within 20 minutes.

Course participants will be able to describe the structures in the ultrasound scan of the ankle and foot with correct sonographic terminology.

Course participants will be able to correctly label the obtained ultrasound image with side (right/left), body region, image orientation and utilize the report writing template to generate a report.