Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hand and Wrist

Date of Original Release: 10/10/2016
This edition valid for credit through: 10/10/2019

Video Length: 01:25:00
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Product Codes:
Online Video - OV-MSHW
ISBN: 978-1-945749-05-6

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Topics & Objectives


  • Role of ultrasound in inflammatory arthritis
  • Erosions rheumatoid nodules
  • Tenosynovitis (paratendonitis)
  • Tendon tears
  • Intersection syndrome
  • Pulley tears
  • trigger finger
  • Extensor carpi ulnaris
  • Subluxation and dislocation
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Guyon's canal
  • Wartenburg syndrome
  • Ligament injury: scapholunate ligament tear
  • Extrinsic dorsal ligament injury
  • Gamekeeper thumb
  • Triangular fibrocartilage (TFC)
  • Scaphoid fracture
  • Common pitfalls in wrist/hand
  • Cyst and masses: wrist ganglia, mucous cyst, giant cell tumor tendon sheath Glomus tumor (hamartoma)


Upon completion of this activity the learner should be able to:

Upon completion of this enduring material, you should be able to accomplish the following:

  1. Increase the participants' knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations
  2. Identify normal hand/wrist anatomy with MSK ultrasound imaging
  3. Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing hand/wrist ultrasound examinations
  4. Identify ultrasound characteristics associated with joint effusion and bursitis
  5. Recognize ultrasound findings associated with tendon and ligament abnormalities
  6. State diagnostic criteria for evaluation of ulnar and radial nerve abnormalities
  7. Recognize commonly seen soft tissue masses when evaluating the hand/wrist
Target Audience
Physicians, sonographers, PAs and NPs, and other medical professionals who are involved with performing and/or interpreting musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) radiologists, sports medicine, orthopedics, rheumatology, PM & R, emergency medicine, primary care and physical therapy, and chiropractic medicine.
Course Instructors

Jon Jacobson


Professor of Radiology.
Director of Musculoskeletal Radiology.
Department of Radiology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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Continuing Education Credits
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education(ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.
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