There are over three million breast cancer survivors in the United States. These survivors commonly deal with functional morbidity that can benefit from physiatric management. This skills lab will present multiple hands-on skills the physiatrist can use to evaluate and treat their patients with breast cancer or a history of breast cancer. These skills will include:-ultrasound guided stellate ganglion block to treat lymphedema-bioimpedance spectroscopy for the early diagnosis of lymphedema-limb volume measurements for the diagnosis of lymphedema-ultrasound for the evaluation of lymphedema-tissue compliance meter for the quantification of radiation fibrosis-injections for chest wall pain including: serratus plane block, neuroma injections, botulinum toxin injections, scapulothoracic bursitis injections.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate skills of evaluating lymphedema including limb volume measurements, ultrasound, and bioimpedance spectroscopy.
  • Practice the ultrasound visualization of the stellate ganglion and discuss how this nerve block can help with lymphedema.
  • Practice ultrasound visualization for a variety of injections to help with chest wall pain in the postmastectomy pain patient.

Paid ticket is required.