2 Day Cadaveric MSK & Sports Medicine Ultrasound Guided Injection Course (New for 2017)

Course overview Why choose this course? Who should attend? Tutors Day One Day Two

Course Overview

This comprehensive, unique and highly practical 2 day course takes place in the impressive facilities at St Georges cadaver laboratory in London and is the essential course for anyone looking to begin ultrasound guided procedures, for clinicians looking to expand their repertoire of injections or learn more advanced techniques of our expert faculty. Our tutors have taught this course all over the world and have all the top tips and technical knowledge to ensure you expand your knowledge and develop your skills.

The course is split into lower limb on day 1 and upper limb on day 2. This gives the opportunity for lower limb specialists such as foot and ankle surgeons, podiatrists and hip surgeons to attend only the lower limb day or shoulder surgeons and other upper limb specialists to attend only the upper limb day. We do advise that delegates attend both days to maximise their learning and skill acquisition.

The practical workshops are carried out on soft preserved full body cadavers, which is the closest match to the real thing! You have full access to perfect your skills on the cadavers over the 2 days. We have lots of machines and you will benefit from close supervision throughout from the faculty.

The course is taught by very experienced practitioners who will deliver the information you need and translate this information into the practical application of carrying out the guided injections. This course is packed with clinical gems, top tips when to inject when not to inject, what to look out for and to avoid with each procedure and how to make the procedures as straight forward for the clinician and as comfortable as possible for the client. We cover the basic procedures including all peri-articular and articular injections and more advanced procedures that are at the cutting edge of MSK and sports medicine. This includes barbotage, hydro-distention, high volume injections and tendon stripping techniques. Following this course you will be ready to either start carrying out guided injections on your clients or ready to introduce the more advanced techniques into your repertoire.


Why choose this course?

SMUG guarantees:
  • The cadavers used on the course are as close as you can get to the real thing!
  • One cadaver (full body) to 4 delegates – plenty of time to practice all the injections under close supervision
  • One machine to two delegates – only high specification machines are used on the course
  • Excellent delegate to tutor ratio – close supervision throughout.
  • Exclusive access to our online resources and content from our expert    tutors
  • Comprehensive online presentations of all the injections covered on the course (images and videos)
  • Exclusive discounts on future SMUG courses and ultrasound products

Who should attend?

  • This course attracts MSK radiologists, GPs with special interest in MSK/Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Consultants, Physiotherapists, Radiographers, Podiatrists, Sonographers, and Osteopaths
  •  The course is designed for delegates just starting out with ultrasound guided procedures or want to develop their skills.


Chris Myers – Extended Scope Physiotherapist, Osteopath and MSK Sonosgrapher

Dr Lorenzo Masci – Consultant Sports Medicine Doctor and MSK Sonographer

Dr Jon Houghton – Consultant Sports Medicine Doctor and Rheumatologist

Mr John Leddy – Extended Scope Physiotherapist & MSK Sonographer


Day One – Lower Limb

09:00 – 09:15 Registration  Housekeeping and registration
09:15 – 09:30 Presentation & Discussion  Outline of the day – Course objectives & an introduction to the tutors

Rules of the lab!

09:30 – 09:45 Presentation & Discussion Types of injections – we will cover joint, tendon sheath, bursal and nerve injections plus more advanced procedures including barbotage, high volume injections, hydrodistention, tendon stripping and dry needling techniques

What should we inject and when? – a review of the evidence and tutors experience

The evidence base for US guided injections – is it worth it?

 09:45 – 10:15 Presentation and practical demonstrations Injection technique – How to carry out an in-plane and out-of-plane injection – technical considerations and top tips on how to manipulate the probe and your machine parameters to optimise the needle
 10:15 – 11:30 Cadaveric lab – demonstrations & practical workshop Knee – Intra-articular, infra-patellar and superficial bursa and high volume patella tendon, fat pad injection, aspirations, semi-membranosus tendon, Bakers cyst
11:30 – 13:00 Cadaveric lab – demonstrations & practical workshop Ankle & Foot – talo-crural, sinus tarsi, FHL & tibilais posterior sheath, medial and lateral recesss, posterior impingement, Mortons neuroma , 1st MTP, seasamoiditis, Achilles high volume injections and tendon scrapping, plantarfasciitis
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 14:45 Cadaveric lab – demonstrations & practical workshop Hip & groin– Intra-articular hip injection, psoas sheath, ilioinguinal nerve, snapping hip syndrome & common adductor tendon.
14:45 – 15:00 Presentation & Discussion Procedural consideration of US guided injections – discussion around sterility, aseptic technique, probe covers and the use of sterile gel and anti-bacterial agents.
15:00 – 17:00 Cadaveric Lab (the cadavers will be moved onto their sides) Demonstration & Practical Workshop Hip – gluteus medius and minumus, trochanteric bursal injections

Knee – ITB friction syndrome, pes anseurine bursitis

Ankle – peroneal tendon injection, ST joint and sinus tarsi injection

Revision from Day 1

Day Two

09:00 – 09:15 Registration  Re-cap of the main learning points and plan for the day
09:15 – 11:00 Demonstration & Practical Workshop Shoulder – Intra-articular, ACJ, SA Bursa, LH biceps sheath, Suprascapular nerve
11:00 – 13:00 Demonstration & Practical Workshop Wrist & Hand – Intra-articular, scaphoid-lunate, TFCC, DeQuervains tenosynovitis, CTS, Guyons Canal, trigger thumb/finger
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Demonstration & Practical Workshop Elbow – Intra-articular (radial-ulnar & humero-ulnar joint), cubital fossa, common flexor and extensor tendons & distal biceps
16:00 – 16:50 Demonstration & Practical Workshop Revision – delegates can choose which injections to recap/revise
16:50 – 17:00 Presentation and discussion Recap of course, the future of ultrasound and guided procedures

Feedback forms and presentation of certificate


  • "Practical sessions were very informative." –JE, Sonographer

  • "Lots of opportunity to use the scanners." –BB, Radiographer

  • "One to one supervision pretty much all the time." –RT, Sports Therapist

  • "Good logical methods of scanning for each particular structure." –SB, Osteopath

  • "The use of the schematic diagrams was very good." –AP, Sports Medicine Doctor

  • "I found the course highly informative and very relevant to my job as a therapist." –JW, Rheumatologist

  • "Great group numbers" –LD, Orthopedic Surgeon

  • "Good logical methods of scanning for each particular structure" –OS, Physiotherapist


Upcoming Courses

New Cadaveric Course – £880

Fri 1st & Sat 2nd December 2017 (Only 4 places left)
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Payment Details

Bacs transfer to sort code 12-24-81, a/c no. 06281642, ref: SMUG plus your surname.
Credit or debit card by contacting 00 44 (0)20 7987 8899 (Mon to Fri office hours).

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This course is held at:

St Georges, University of London
Department of Anatomical Studies, Tooting, London, SW17 0RE


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