They’re a Ten(don) but They Don’t Use POCUS- MSK Diagnoses You Can Definitively Make
Sunday, April 23, 2023
11:30 AM – 11:40 AM CST
Location: Salon ABC-3rd Floor
CE: 0.25 Credits
Joshua Guttman, MD FRCPC FAAEM: No financial relationships to disclose
It is difficult to obtain musculoskeletal imaging beyond x-ray in the ED. MRI is the gold standard for diagnosing muscle/tendon injuries but is not available in most EDs. When x-rays are negative, emergency physicians are left with history, physical exam and a best guess. POCUS brings a diagnostic test to the bedside, where after a brief scan, emergency physicians can definitively make a diagnosis. Patients benefit from a definitive diagnosis where possible and it may be easier to arrange specialty follow-up. Patients and physicians are more satisfied when a diagnosis can be made in the ED. This session will cover how to diagnose several MSK diagnoses that can be made on POCUS; including achilles tendon tears, quadriceps/patellar tendon tears and rotator cuff tears
After this session, the learner will be able to describe how partial and complete tendons appear on ultrasound.
After this session, the learner will be able to define anisotropy, as to not diagnose a tendon tear where there is none.
After this session, the learner will be able to describe the 4 shoulder views to fully evaluate the rotator cuff muscles.