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 Basics Lecture:

  • Machine working
  • Physics of Ultrasound
  • Imaging & Needling Basics
  • Role of Ultrasound in Diagnostics/ Rheumatology

Boot camp Basics – Lectures are followed by demonstrations on volunteers:

  1. Cervical Area -Greater Occipital Nerve, Cervical Spine and Facets Joint, Medial Branch Nerve & Stellate Ganglion
  2. Cervical Nerve Roots and Brachial Plexus
  3. Shoulder: Suprascapular Nerve, Shoulder Basic and Dynamic Scan
  4. Elbow and Wrist
  5. Fingers and Synovium
  6. Thoracic Spinal, Paravertebral, Intercostal Nerve, PECS and Serratus Block
  7. Tranvesus Abominus Plane (TAP, Iilioinguinal, Iliohypogastric, Femoral, Genitofemoral N)
  8. Low Back pain: Lumbar Facets, Lumbar Spine, Epidural, Caudal
  9. Sciatica and Perineal Pain: Sacral Nerve Root, Pudendal Nerve, Piriformis
  10. Sacroiliac Joint, Hip and Thigh Pain(TFL/ITB and Hamstring) Dynamic Assessment
  11. Knee Assessment Protocols
  12. Foot and Ankle Protocols

Problem Based Learning Lectures:

  • Cervicogenic Headaches – What and When to do? Evidence based Learning
  • Low Back Pain – What are our options?
  • CRPS vs Mixed Pain Syndromes- Challenges?
  • RF procedures with USG guidance. Evidence?
  • Dose, Volume and Concentration of Local Anesthetics, and Adjuvants  with ultrasound guided blocks. Evidence?
  • Brachial Plexus Examination
  • CRPS – A review
  • Role of Diagnostic Tests- EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Perineural / Intraneural Injection/ Any other Target?  Where do we want the tip of the needle? Evidence?

Duration:

  • EPIC Course- Ultrasound Series:  6 days onsite Interventions Mastering School-observation of live interventional pain procedures and hands on practice on live patients and cadavers. To attain knowledge about clinical examination, approach and usage of ultrasound guided pain procedures.