Ultrasonography (US) is a rapidly developing area of sports medicine that has many different applications, which can be used in the clinic, training room, and even on the sidelines. Recently, portable US machines are becoming increasingly available, leading to prompt ultrasonographic diagnosis of sports injuries on the field. Application of US to sports injuries facilitates localization and accurate diagnosis of the lesions, helps clarify the severity of the injuries, and aids clinicians to tailor management plans. In this hands-on workshop, we will be covering US evaluation of common sports injuries where US is best utilized at the point of care, as well as on-field E-FAST (extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma) which provides important initial screening examination for potential life threatening injuries that could occur on the field.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the clinical practice of sports medicine at the point of care and on the sports field.
  • Recognize different pathologies typically associated with common sports related injuries based on history, clinical and ultrasonography examination.
  • Recognize the typical abnormal ultrasonographic findings of commonly involved structures in sports related injuries.

Paid ticket is required.