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Joint Exam and Injections with Ultrasound Guidance is a two-day course.
Faculty: Francis G. O'Connor, MD
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Earn up to 14 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits
2019 Course Location InformationCourse Dates: June 22-23, 2019 - SOLD OUT
Sheraton Austin at the Capitol
701 E 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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JW Marriott Houston Galleria
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5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77056
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Hyatt Regency Hill Country
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9800 Hyatt Resort Drive
San Antonio, Texas 77056
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Joint Exam and Injections with Ultrasound Guidance Course Description
This CME course represents an intensive, evidence-based review of examination and injection techniques for musculoskeletal problems encountered in daily practice. Numerous studies demonstrate that more than 20 percent of all visits to primary care providers deal with these complaints. The pertinent history and physical examination techniques are reviewed. The functional anatomy of the joint as well as common mechanisms of injuries is stressed. After an initial review of the basics of clinical examination, demonstration and practice of examination techniques will be completed. Additionally, the benefits of joint aspiration and orthopedic injection will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced.
To enhance the educational experience, it is recommended that participants attend this course in comfortable attire so that you will be able to get supervised practice experience in the examination techniques pertinent to every joint. More than 75 percent of the two-day course involves interactive joint injection sessions. Each session has extensive practice times with joint models to review and practice common aspiration and injection techniques. CPT codes for the different aspiration and injection techniques are reviewed, and other issues for coding and reimbursement are discussed.
- Intra-articular Shoulder
- Intra-articular Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel
- Trochanteric Bursa
- Intra-articular Knee
- Illiotibial Band
- Pes Anserine Bursa
- Plantar Fascia
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Intra-articular Ankle
Physical Exam Special Tests:
- Lumbar Spine/Hip
By the end of this activity, the participant should be better able to:
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- Review the anatomy and function of various joints.
- Learn specific clinical tests to evaluate each joint using evidence-based medicine guidelines.
- Review common mechanisms of injuries and pathology that can lead to them.
- Review imaging techniques used for evaluation.
- Practice exam techniques in a supervised setting.
- Practice joint aspirations and injections using joint models.
The Texas Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This Live activity, Joint Exam and Injections with Ultrasound Guidance, from 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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