Expert Ultrasound Guidance for Accurate MSK Injections, Part 1: The Shoulder


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Board certified in both orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Alan Hirahara will teach expert ultrasound techniques to accurately guide a variety of shoulder injections for optimal visualization of anatomy and your needle.

In this 1-hour webinar, you’ll learn how effective, easy, and affordable it is to add high-definition wireless ultrasound to your practice. Dr. Hirahara will use a cadaver shoulder to teach:

  • How to accurately inject into the biceps and subscapularis tendons or sheaths
  • Visualization of supraspinatus tendon abnormalities and PRP injection guidance
  • The best approach for needle visualization during a subacromial space injection
  • Accurate and effective AJ joint and intra-articular shoulder injections
  • Tips to pinpoint the optimal location for successful suprapectoral biceps tenodesis

Research confirms that, when compared to landmark-guided injections, intraarticular, tendinous, or bursal injections using ultrasound guidance are more effective and accurate, and yield better clinical results. Join Dr. Hirahara to learn how to use high-definition wireless ultrasound to guide accurate shoulder procedures and remove the guesswork!

Polls in several Clarius pain management and orthopedic webinars have indicated that hundreds of physicians are most concerned with inaccurate or imprecise injections when performing blind injections. Using high-definition wireless ultrasound has proven to increase accuracy and decrease the pain associated with blind pain medicine injections.

On October 11th, Dr. Alan Hirahara, MD, FRCSC, invites fellow orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine experts, and all clinicians who perform MSK procedures to explore how handheld ultrasound can be used to guide their needle to the exact tendon, bursa or joint space, and aide in the planning of treatment and surgical interventions for painful shoulders.

Dr. Hirahara is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine expert, and educator extraordinaire, and has been using ultrasound in his practice for over a decade. He is passionate about finding new and exciting uses for ultrasound to improve injection techniques and surgery results for his patients.

Dr. Hirahara will be joined by emergency physician, Oron Frenkle and Sonographer, Shelley Guenther for live scanning to help you build practical skills that you can use with your next patient. You will learn expert techniques to take your procedural skills to the next level with ultrasound-guided injections. It’s time to put blind injections behind you! Don’t miss this webinar – register today.

Alan M Hirahara, MD, FRCSC Orthopaedic Surgeon

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Alan M Hirahara, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Alan M Hirahara, MD, FRCSC, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic shoulder surgery and sports medicine. He runs a busy private practice in Sacramento, California. Dr. Hirahara speaks and teaches nationally and internationally, with published research on arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, orthobiologics and the use of ultrasound. Dr. Hirahara is board certified in both orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine in both the United States and Canada. He was recently appointed to the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports and is currently involved with the Health & Safety Committee for the Big Sky Conferences. He is the team physician for the California State University, Sacramento Athletics and head team physician for the Sacramento River Cats (AAA Affiliate, San Francisco Giants). He has been the team physician for the NCAA championships and Olympic Trials in Sacramento since 2001. Dr. Hirahara did his fellowship training in orthopaedic sports medicine at the University of Toronto under Dr. Anthony Miniaci. He completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery in French at l’Université de Montréal. Dr. Hirahara attended medical school at UCSF and completed his BS in Kinesiology at UCLA with College Honors, Departmental Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Oron Frenkel, M.D., M.S. Emergency Physician

Emergency Physician

Oron Frenkel, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Oron Frenkel completed his MS and MD simultaneously at the University of California Joint Medical Program in Berkeley and San Francisco, completing his residency in Emergency Medicine followed by a fellowship in Point-of-Care Ultrasound at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, California. He moved to British Columbia with the goal of increasing use of point-of-care ultrasound across the province, especially among rural practitioners. An avid educator, Dr. Frenkel is constantly evaluating the best teaching methods for disseminating this technology, how to measure competency in its practice, and its effects on outcomes for individual patients. Dr. Frenkel serves as Chairman of the Clarius Medical Advisory Board.

Shelley Guenther, CRGS, CRCS Sonographer, Clinical Manager

Sonographer, Clinical Manager

Shelley Guenther, CRGS, CRCS

Shelley Guenther worked as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for 2 years before entering into the ultrasound program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. After graduating with specialties in general ultrasound as well as echocardiography, she worked as a clinical expert in the commercial world of ultrasound for over 25 years. As Clinical Manager at Clarius, Shelley Guenther is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational content for clinicians looking to add wireless ultrasound to their practice, including practical webinars and Clarius Classroom video tutorials.

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