This course reviews musculoskeletal ultrasound of the extremities including anatomy, scanning protocols, and pathology.


This course will be of interest to radiologists, sonography technologists, and health care providers in the fields related to musculoskeletal system. Those without musculoskeletal ultrasound experience, as well as those wanting to refine skills are both welcome.


  • Become familiar with the anatomy of the extremities
  • List the basic components of extremity ultrasound scanning technique
  • Scan a subject using ultrasound and recognize major anatomical structures
  • Recognize common pathology of the musculoskeletal system as seen at ultrasound



  • Concurrent Introductory and Intermediate Tracks with live scanning demonstrations
  • Lectures from both tracks will be recorded and made available after the course
  • Hands-on scanning workshops will be in small groups with model supervised by a faculty
  • Additional independent scanning open to participants each afternoon
  • Opportunity to use and compare several ultrasound machines from various companies
  • Afternoons also free for independent study, relaxation or recreation
  • Continental breakfast included each morning
  • Friday evening reception with live music by the band Jenn and Tonic with special guests
  • Optional one-on-one 1-hour personalized scanning session with a faculty
  • Optional Saturday afternoon Interventional Program: lectures and hands-on workshop using animal model



Suggested for participants who are developing scanning techniques and joint scanning protocols.


Suggested for registrants who have attended prior musculoskeletal ultrasound courses, who are able to demonstrate normal anatomy, and who are comfortable with common pathology (i.e. those who have scanned > 100 patients).


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Additional Optional Sessions

One-on-One Supervised Screening (Optional)

Reserve an add-on 1-hour Saturday scanning session (11 am – noon) with one-on-one supervision by one of the course faculty. This is a great opportunity to refine specific scanning skills ranging from fundamental to advanced. Registration is limited.

Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program (Optional)

This add-on Saturday afternoon program (1 – 4 pm) includes didactic lectures covering Introductory Track topics (fundamentals of needle guidance and review of common musculoskeletal ultrasound interventional procedures) or Intermediate Track topics (tendinopathy clinical management, tenotomy, prolotherapy, and PRP). Both Tracks include supervised hands-on interventional session using animal model (turkey breast and pig’s feet) to practice needle guidance.

Why You Should Attend

Technology Access

Use and compare ultrasound machines from a variety of providers. Additional, independent scanning open to participants each afternoon.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize common pathology for the musculoskeletal system as seen at ultrasound;
  • Become familiar with ultrasound-guided interventional techniques

Personal, Hands-On Experience

  • Limited registration ensures ample experience with the technology and close supervision
  • Optional 1-hour session provides one-on-one supervised scanning

The Omni Hotel San Diego Hotel Block
675 L Street
San Diego, California 92101

Know that old proverb about all work and no play? Well, it’s true. Once you’ve registered for the 2023 Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound – #MSK23, you’ll want to make plans to explore the many must-see sights in beautiful San Diego, California.

Make the most of your stay in San Diego at #MSK23


A selfie paradise, San Diego will make your social media shine! Face your fears on Potato Chip Rock. For plenty of selfie-rific vantage points (plus an amazing sunset), visit Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Or get the ultimate selfie on a whale watching tour!

A Shopping Mecca

Find a mix of vintage and new items at Hunt & Gather, or one-of-a-kind eclectic treasures available only in San Diego at Pangaea Outpost. Historic Liberty Public Market is where locals and visitors alike immerse themselves into the works of amazing local artisans. And the North Park and South Park (not that South Park) commercial areas are lined with indie shops, boutiques and galleries you don’t want to miss.

Libations Galore

If craft beers call out to you and your peers after a busy day of learning and networking, head to North Park and visit Modern Times Flavordome. For an artisanal cocktail with a sidecar of 70s retro style visit Sycamore Den, or for extra-flavorful drinks in a tropical Tiki surrounding that you’ll talk about for years, check out False Idol. For those who would rather live the Great Gatsby lifestyle, Prohibition Lounge is just what the doctor ordered. And for something entirely sophisticated and elegant, Fifth & Rose is ideal. Better Buzz Coffee boasts delicious brews and homemade pastries, or savor super foods, power shots, smoothies made from organic fruits and veggies from local farms at Nekter Juice Bar.

Extraordinary Deliciousness

If prime cuts in a see-and-be-seen atmosphere fits the bill, check out Born and Raised. If sushi is how you roll (har har), head to Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub for inventive dishes. Plumeria Vegetarian Restaurant specializes in high-quality vegan and vegetarian dishes free of fish sauces and animal products, or check out Grains Cafe for a unique East-meets-West plant-based menu. And if no trip is complete without a taste of local BBQ, turn to Bowlegged BBQ for award-winning, multi-generational recipes served up in a downhome family reunion atmosphere.

Physical Attractions

The best things to do in San Diego are outdoors. Start by heading to a beach. Another must is Balboa Park, home to 15 museums, beautiful gardens, hiking trails, and the San Diego Zoo. In San Diego, there’s no good excuse for running on an indoor treadmill. Take a scenic run instead. Loosen things up on a bike tour of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, or opt for an electric bike tour. Prefer to let someone else drive? A trolley tour is the answer!

Times Gone By

San Diego is rich with history. Aircraft carrier USS Midway is one of the city’s most popular attractions. 1905 Arts & Crafts-style mansion, Marston House, sits on five acres of beautiful grounds. National Historic Landmark Mission San Luis Rey houses artifacts of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and US military origin, while Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala served as home to early pioneer priests and the Kumeyaay Indians.

We look forward to meeting with you in San Diego!

Fees and Payment Information for In-Person Attendance

MSK 2023 Annual Meeting Registration In-Person
Registration Types: Rate:
Lectures & Workshop $1950.00
Lectures & Workshop (Technologist, Trainee) $1450.00
Lecture Only (Both Tracks) $900.00
Lecture Only Daily Rate (Both Tracks) $250.00
Optional Interventional Program (Saturday Afternoon) $300.00
Optional One-on-One Scanning Session (Saturday) $200.00

2023 Industry Partners

This event would not be possible without the generous support of the following organizations.

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