Ultrasound for Accurate MSK Injections and Interventions, Part 2: The Knee

Watch On-Demand

Watch Now

By providing my email, I consent to receive Clarius webinar invitations, case studies, whitepapers, and more. I can unsubscribe anytime. Privacy Policy.

Board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Alan Hirahara teaches expert techniques for performing intra-tendinous and intra-articular knee injections with high-resolution ultrasound for combined best visualization of target 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 orthopedic or pain practice. Dr. Hirahara uses a cadaver knee to teach:

  • Tendinous, paratendinous, and bursal injections around the knee
  • An intra-tendinous biologic injection into a pathological quadriceps tendon
  • The ultrasound appearance of the patellar tendon and easy in-plane injection techniques
  • An effective and safe superior lateral approach to an intra-articular knee injection
  • How to accurately pinpoint the pes anserine tendons and inject into the bursa
  • Ultrasound techniques to precisely locate the anatomical attachment point for anchor placement in an MPFL repair

Whether you’re treating an elderly patient with an arthritic knee joint, or an athlete with patellar or quadriceps tendinopathy, success of the treatment depends on the accuracy of the therapy. The ability to visualize the needle and target structure with real-time ultrasound has been shown to increase the accuracy of injections into joints and tendons compared to blind or anatomically based methods. Join Dr. Hirahara as he demonstrates proven techniques for using handheld ultrasound for knee injections.

We polled clinicians in previous Clarius pain management and orthopedic webinars and learned that when performing blind injections, physicians are most concerned with inaccurate or imprecise injections. Using high-definition wireless ultrasound has been shown to increase accuracy and decrease the pain and anxiety for their patients.

Dr. Alan Hirahara, MD, FRCSC, invites fellow orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine experts, and all clinicians who perform MSK procedures to attend his educational webinar on January 24th, 2023. He demonstrates how to use high-definition wireless ultrasound to guide your needle precisely to deliver biologics into a pathologic tendon and inject inflammation reducing steroids into a joint space with 100% accuracy. You’ll also see how ultrasound can be used to aide in the planning of treatment and surgical interventions for painful or injured knees.

Dr. Hirahara is 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. Learn expert techniques to take your procedural skills to the next level with ultrasound-guided injections. It’s time to put blind injections behind us! 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.

We’re Here To Help

Whether you’re looking for a specific solution or need help finding the right scanner for your practice, we’re here to help. Get in touch with us and let’s get started!

We’re Here To Help

Whether you’re looking for a specific solution or need help finding the right scanner for your practice, we’re here to help. Get in touch with us and let’s get started!