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Cadaveric musculoskeletal ultrasound guided injection course

Course price: £895 for both days, £480 for one day

This course provides  14 CPD credits (Day 1 = 7 credits, Day 2 = 7 credits) in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists

We are passionate about delivering high quality courses, and as a result we can now announce this cadaveric musculoskeletal injection course at The Human Anatomy Lab, Imperial College London, Charing Cross Hospital.

This unique comprehensive, two day, cadaveric musculoskeletal ultrasound guided injection course in London, offers you the next best training tool to performing injections on patients. It provides a unique opportunity to learn and develop your injection skills directly on the anatomy you will encounter in your clinic! With a blend of short lectures and dynamic, hands-on practicals with soft preserved cadavers you will have plenty of opportunity to fine tune your skills. With a maximum of 3 delegates per ultrasound machine, and a high tutor:delegate ratio, you will have regular feedback and practical time. There will be a strong clinical focus throughout the course and the majority of peripheral joint injections will be covered.



Course objectives

  • Optimise an ultrasound image and demonstrate a basic ultrasound examination of upper and lower limb target structures.
  • Outline the steps necessary for successful completion of an ultrasound-guided procedure and dynamically track needles using ultrasound guidance.
  • Discuss the role of ultrasound-guided procedures in the evaluation and management of MSK conditions.
  • List the steps necessary to perform aseptic advanced ultrasound-guided MSK Interventions.

Teaching team for the upcoming course  20/21 April 2018  HERE

  • Stuart Wildman, Extended Scope Physiotherapist/MSK Sonographer and course director
  • Dr Daniel Fascia, Consultant MSK Radiologist
  • Dr James Thing, Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant
  • David Baker, Extended Scope Physiotherapist and MSK Sonographer
  • Robert Mast, Extended Scope Physiotherapist and MSK Sonographer
  • Suresh Sudula, Consultant Physiotherapist and MSK Sonographer
  • Fredy Markovits, Physiotherapist and Anatomist

Image quality

Using soft embalmed cadavers is not completely identical to everyday clinical practice. However, it does enable you to train and perfect your skills in the most realistic way. We have provided a gallery of some sonographic images taken from soft-preserved cadavers so that you can see exactly what the image quality will be like if you attend this course.
Target audience

This comprehensive and hands-on cadaveric musculoskeletal ultrasound guided injection course is designed to meet the needs of those at intermediate/advanced levels. If you have completed a course before with phantom models, then this course will enable you to fine tune your skills further!. The course material is appropriate for MSK Radiologists, Trainee Radiologists, Rheumatologists, SEM Doctors, GPs, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pain consultants, Podiatrists, Sonographers and Physiotherapists. 

Your lecturers for the two days are experienced MSK clinicians, all trained to a high level with MSK Ultrasound and with extensive clinical experience of integrating ultrasound into their MSK clinics, and Radiology environments.
Previous course photo gallery!
 April 2017 course photos!
Whats being said about this course on social media?

Gafin Morgan, ESP Podiatrist / MSK Sonographer from Wales commented...
'Just wanted to drop you an email to say thanks to you and the team for the course. I thought it was a very difficult course to organise logistically and technically and it ran very well. It was great having a wide array of tutors present to benefit form their individual experience and expertise, they were all extremely helpful and gave 100%. The different US machines and choice of cadaveric specimens also assisted variety of learning experience. It was also great to have a variety of clinicians from various countries and to speak to them and share their experience. The venue was great and the DR room team were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I hope it went well from your point of view. I would highly recommend my colleagues attend if they have the opportunity.
Niek Vink, Physiotherapist from Holland commented...
'This course was great! Unique in its setup, great teachers, great materials and all this in a fantastically open and relaxed atmosphere. I would recommend to everyone who wants to start doing USGI to definitely attend this course.'
Dr Li Ching-Chew, Consultant Rheumatologist from Singapore commented...
' Great teaching faculty, well organised, small group numbers is a bonus. Good ratio of tutors to cadavers.'
Dr Peter Ellis, Consultant Radiologist from Belfast commented...
'Congratulations on organising such an excellent course - organisationally and technically demanding'
8.45am Coffee and registration
9amIntroduction to the course and meet the tutors
9.15 - 9.30The sonographic differences between patients and cadavers
9.30-9.45Aseptic techniques: US guided interventional procedures.
9.45-10An overview of the evidence behind lower limb steroid injections, high volume tendon injections, prolotherapy and PRP.
10-10.15The technique of performing injections on cadavers - considering probe covers, ultrasound gel position, needle visualisation
10.15-10.45Visualising the needle: Using probe skills to optimise visualisation of the needle
11.15am -1The Knee - Ultrasound guided interventions for knee pain : Presentation followed by dissection room practice of US guided procedures on soft cadavers: Intra-articular knee, Baker’s cyst, aspiration, Pes anserinus injection. Bursal injections around the knee. High volume injections for patellar tendinopathy.
1.30-2.45Ultrasound guided interventions for the Hip: Presentation followed by dissection room practice of US guided procedures on soft cadavers: Hip joint, trochanteric bursa
3-4.30pmUltrasound guided interventions for the ankle and foot:
Presentation followed by dissection room practice of US guided procedures on soft cadavers: Intrarticular techniques, Plantar fascia, 1st MTP joint. Peroneal sheaths, Tib post sheath, Mortons Neuroma. High volume injections for achilles tendinopathy.
4.30pm Review selected techniques from the day
9-9.15Review of the weekend so far...!
9.15 -9.30Appraisal of the evidence..are US guided injections more accurate? Do they reduce side effects? Do they improve patient outcome?
9.30-9.45Injectable substances..what can be used? and what is the evidence behind their useage?
9.45amUltrasound guided interventions for shoulder pain: Presentation followed by hands on practice of US guided procedures on soft cadavers. Covering: Subacromial Subdeltoid bursa, Glenohumeral joint, Acromioclavicular joint, Long head of biceps sheath, High volume hydrodilatation, Barbotage for calcification
11.15am - 1pmContinued practice of injections around the shoulder
1.30pm-2.45pmUltrasound guided Interventions for wrist and hand conditions:
Presentation followed by hands on practice of US guided procedures on soft cadavers- Radio-carpal joint, DeQuervains tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.
Hand: First CMC joint, trigger finger/thumb, finger joints
3pmUltrasound guided interventions for elbow pain: Presentation followed by hands on practice of US guided procedures on soft cadavers. Covering: Common extensor, common flexor, radiohumeral joint, distal biceps. Prolotherapy for tennis elbow.
4.30pmOpportunity to review techniques from the weekend
Course Location: Imperial College London, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Rd, London W6 8RF
Accomodation required? Look HERE
Nearest Tube: Hammersmith / Barons Court 

You may apply for this course provided you have the necessary course pre-requisites 

  • Have prior experience of utilising MSK diagnostic ultrasound within your practice – an introductory musculoskeletal ultrasound course is sufficient.
  • Have an understanding on how you can use injection therapy in your job role, and the relevant governance surrounding it. If your are an Allied Health Professional we expect you to have competency in landmark guided injection techniques and have completed a recognised course prior to embarking on guided procedures..
  • Are employed in a professional environment that enables you to utilise this within your practice
  • Recognised professional medical qualification and current registration with a relevant UK professional body eg HCPC or GMC, or foreign equivalent if travelling from abroad.

What do I gain from attending this course?

This course does not offer a certificate of competency as there is no assessment component to the course. In isolation , this course is not a certification in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and it does not replace the need for ongoing supervised experience of considerable number of cases. The Royal College of Radiologist (RCR) guidance document on US training is a useful reference point HERE

We receive many enquiries regarding competency in ultrasound and advise you to read this article, ' How do I train in MSK Ultrasound' for further information on ultrasound use in the UK.

There is currently no generic or universally accepted competency in the use of ultrasound, nor is ultrasound currently governed by protected use of title. As such, we would like to make clear that attending our ultrasound course is not designed to establish a full competency within the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound.

This course is accredited with 14 CPD points by The Royal College of Radiologists, and 0.9 Category 2 CPD points for the Diploma of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology


Upcoming courses

If your attendance on the course is to be funded by your trust or you have any other queries then please contact via [email protected]



  1. On completion of this course are we allowed to start training in-house? I’m just wondering if our Radiologists take this course as an accreditation to allow us to train with them.

  2. Dr Niranjan Chogle

    Is there a place on the 6th May 2017 course ?
    I am a Conscientious in Anaesthetic & Pain Medicine in NHS ( Northern Ireland )

  3. Zainab alshurafa

    Hi I am physicaltherpist I have experience in the use of ultrasound diagnostics but ldidn’t use before the injection , can I attend this course???

  4. Please advise of the next MSK ultrasound guided injection course

  5. Any dates for this course in the near future (2016)?

    Thanks Steve

  6. Nikos Malliaropoulos

    I am interested for the dates of the next Cadaveric musculoskeletal ultrasound guided injection course

  7. George Vissarakis

    Any places left for the end February course ?

  8. Dear Sir ,
    Would we be able to inject ourselves as a part of training or just demonstration.


  9. Could you please give me more information on the Diploma for the MSK injection course?

    B Mokri

  10. Hello,im from romania and i would like to make a payment for this course and i have some issues, my bank is asking for the name and the adress of the beneficiary, the bank name and adress !!!Can you help with this detailes so i can pay and attend your course! Thank you.

  11. dear
    does this course requires any previous knowledge or practice in muskuloskeletal ultrasound


    • Hi Suhad, previous knowledge of MSK ultrasound is an advantage, you may wish to consider taking our Introductory MSK Ultrasound course first. We certainly recommend having a good level of competency in diagnostic ultrasound before using guided injections in your clinical practice with patients.
      The Ultrasound Site

  12. If you have a cancellation for 25/26 april, please let me know

  13. Hi I am registered for the course , any accommodation you recommend to stay? Near the hospital? Near town centre?
    I have to fly from gatwick .

  14. Dear,
    can i still register for the course? (25-26th April)

  15. Dr Trebinjac,

    I will email you directly regarding this issue.


    Stuart Wildman

  16. Dear Sir/Madam

    I am trying to send payment for the course 25-26 April 2015 by using Pay Pal. I have Pay pal Account from before but in meantime I have changed my credit card.The new credit rad number doesn’t match the one which is in Pay Pal account. I tried several times to apply the new credit card on Pay pal but it always show the previous one. Please kindly guide me how to solve the problem and send registration fee for the mentioned course.

    Thank you


  17. Dear
    Is still available places on this course .

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