The field of pain medicine ultrasonography is rapidly evolving with new applications for acute and chronic pain that can be rapidly applied to clinical practice. Ultrasound guidance offers the potential benefits of accuracy, portability, direct visualization of vasculature, absence of radiation exposure and potentially lower cost. With improving technology, emerging applications continue to evolve for pain medicine sonography.
This program provides an overview of the advantages and limitations of ultrasound guidance in the practice of pain medicine and provides hands-on applications for the ultrasound novice. The advantages and disadvantages of ultrasound and fluoroscopy also will be discussed. Attendees will practice real-time techniques for common ultrasound procedures and will review the available literature regarding new indications, safety and outcomes.
Attendees will rotate through live model hands-on stations with a low faculty-to-learner ratios covering treatments listed below. A limited number of reduced-price registrations will be offered for trainees currently enrolled in fellowship programs.
Head and Neck
Including third occipital nerve, cervical medial branch, cervical facet joint, TMJ, cervical selective nerve root block, stellate ganglion, occipital nerve, V2/V3, and US guidance for nerve ablation
Meredith Barad, MD
David A. Edwards, MD PhD
Lumbar Spine, Sacrum, Pelvis
Including lumbar facet joint injection, lumbar medial branch, SI joint, SI joint denervation (posterior sacral network), caudal epidural, piriformis, iliopsoas bursa, IL/IH nerve, genitofemoral nerve, pudendal nerve, lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, US guidance for nerve ablation
Ming-Chi Kao, MD PhD
Vafi Salmasi, MD
Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal and Nerve
Including AC joint, glenohumeral joint, subacromial/subdeltoid bursa, biceps tendon, suprascapular nerve, cubital tunnel, carpal tunnel, US guidance for nerve ablation and brachial plexus blocks
James Khan, MD MSc
Jee Youn Moon, MD PhD FIPP CIPS
Including hip joint, knee joint, trochanteric bursa, saphenous nerve, common peroneal nerve at the fibular head, superficial peroneal nerve, deep peroneal nerve, tibial nerve, sural nerve, US guidance for nerve ablation
Tina Doshi, MD MHS
Ultrasound Guidance for Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Amitabh Gulati, MD
Eellan Sivanesan, MD
Ultrasound Guidance for Regenerative Medicine
Einar Ottestad, MD FIPP CIPS
Eugene Roh, MD
- Describe pain sonography spanning the head, neck, spine, pelvis, and upper and lower extremities.
- Describe the utility of ultrasound guidance in ablation, peripheral nerve stimulation, and regenerative medicine interventions.
- Recognize the limitations of spine sonography and the process of ultrasound-assisted vs. ultrasound-guided neuraxial injections.
Q&A and closing remarks