Metatarsophalangeal Joint Injection & Aspiration Ultrasound-Guided Procedure Training

Learn the basic principles of performing ultrasound-guided metatarsophalangeal joint injection and aspiration. Review relevant anatomy and the use of ultrasound to evaluate metatarsophalangeal joint pathologies. Learn the clinical indications for performing the procedure. Review acute and chronic pathologic conditions that afflict the metatarsophalangeal joint, including trauma, degenerative arthritis, inflammatory conditions, infections, and masses. Develop cognitive task awareness and visuospatial skills required to perform ultrasound-guided metatarsophalangeal joint injection.
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Price US$399.00
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How it Works

Each SonoSim module contains:

  • A Didactic, Cloud-Based, Multimedia Course
  • Real-Time Knowledge Checks & a Mastery Test
  • A Series of Hands-On, Real Patient Scanning Cases Accessed with the SonoSimulator® Ultrasound Probe

The SonoSimulator Ultrasound Probe is a one-time purchase and is your access key to the SonoSim modules you license annually. License to each module is purchased in the first year, and maintained with an annual membership fee. Keep scanning and maintain all your member benefits, including annual access to all your modules, with your low annual membership fee of $295 (complimentary in your first year).

Course Highlights

SonoSim cloud-based, multimedia, didactic courses are created by leading ultrasound experts, and are internet accessible immediately after purchase, on any device. There are knowledge checks with real-time feedback throughout each course, as well as a Mastery Test that is automatically graded.

The course in this module covers topics including:

  • Metatarsophalangeal Joint Disorders
  • Metatarsophalangeal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Arterial Supply & Nerves
  • Sonography Anatomy & Characteristics
  • Pathologic Conditions, Including Synovitis & Joint Effusion
  • Procedure Indications & Contraindications
  • Transducer Selection & Patient Positioning
  • Survey Scan & Procedure Steps
  • Alternative Approaches
  • Tips, Pitfalls, & Complications

SonoSimulator Scanning Cases

The SonoSimulator® helps develop and maintain the critical visuomotor and visuospatial skills that are central to image acquisition and interpretation with real patient imagery, expert tutorials on-demand, and real-time feedback on success.

The 2 real patient scanning cases in this module include and cover:

  • Patient Types: 2 Adult Males
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Right Foot Normal; Right Foot Severe Osteoarthritis
  • Transducer Types: Linear
  • Scanning Approaches: Dorsal, Medial, and Plantar; Proximal-to-Distal
  • Procedural Techniques: In-Plane

Continued Medical Education

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.