Ultrasound for Accurate MSK Injections and Interventions, Part 3: The Achilles
(March 29, 2023 - 5 AM AWST | 6 AM KST | 8 AM AEDT | 10 AM NZDT)
Dr. Alan Hirahara, board certified in orthopaedic and sports medicine, will teach how to perform Achilles injections into and around the tendon using high-resolution ultrasound to optimally visualize anatomy, your trajectory, and needle tip.
In this 1-hour webinar, you’ll learn how effective, easy, and affordable it is to add handheld wireless ultrasound to your orthopedic, physical medicine or pain management practice. Dr. Hirahara will use a cadaver ankle to demonstrate injection and surgical techniques using ultrasound to improve results. You’ll learn:
- How to locate and image the Achilles tendon using high-resolution ultrasound
- Ultrasound-guided injection techniques into and around the Achilles tendon
- Optimized ultrasound techniques for the best visualization of your needle
How using high-resolution ultrasound can ensure a successful repair with a PARS Achilles Jig System
Avoid inaccurate or imprecise injections or procedures by visualizing anatomy in real-time. Ultrasound can ensure that pain medicine injections are peritendinous or that biologics are placed precisely at the site of injury. Using high-definition wireless ultrasound has been shown to increase accuracy and decrease the pain and anxiety associated with blind injections, making procedures quicker and easier.
Achilles tendinopathy is a common painful condition usually resulting from overuse. There are several percutaneous treatment options available to treat Achilles tendinopathy, including PRP, stem cell therapy and Prolotherapy, and according to the AJR (American Journal of Roentgenology), the use of ultrasound to direct these treatments improves accuracy and effectiveness. Join Dr. Hirahara as he demonstrates how handheld ultrasound can improve the success of Achilles tendon interventions.
On March 28, Dr. Alan Hirahara, MD, FRCSC, invites fellow orthopaedic surgeons, regional anesthesiologists, sports medicine experts, and all clinicians who perform MSK procedures to learn how handheld ultrasound can be used to guide their needle for more effective and longer lasting pain relief.
Dr. Hirahara is a board-certified orthopaedic 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 your Clarius host and sonographer Shelley Guenther. They will show you how to take your imaging and procedural skills to the next level with accurate ultrasound-guided injections and interventions and help you build practical skills that you can use to help your next Achilles patient get back on their feet! Don’t miss this webinar – register today.
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.
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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