Ultrasound Use in the Upper Extremity Sat, Oct 22

Ultrasound use has gained popularity for use by upper extremity and hand surgeons. It can be used in an office setting, and can be utilized for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. In this session, the panel will describe the various uses of ultrasound, indicate how to start and then optimize use in one's practice, and describe pearls of use for the practicing hand surgeon.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the indications for use of ultrasound in the office when treating patients with upper extremity pathology.

  2. Indicate the proper storage of images and billing practices related to use.

  3. Describe the use for diagnosis of compressive neuropathy and for diagnostic injections.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Subject to change