The Metatarsophalangeal Joint Injection & Aspiration: Procedure Module provides an in-depth understanding of the basic principles of how to perform ultrasound-guided metatarsophalangeal joint injection and/or aspiration. The course reviews relevant anatomy and commonly agreed-upon clinical indications for performing the procedure. Optimal transducer selection, patient positioning, imaging approaches, and techniques for sonographically evaluating the first through fifth metatarsophalangeal joints are discussed. The course concludes with imaging tips and pitfalls, and potential procedure complications.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and SonoSim, Inc. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 2 hours of ACEP Category I credit.