Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Pathology Recognition Course – Upper Extremity

DATE :               Autumn 2020 (will be specified)
VENUE:            Prague (will be specified)
PRICE:              € 450,- / 11 400,- Kč
TRAINER:        Saulius Rutkauskas, MD, PhD
ASISSTANT:   Mgr. Stanislav Machač, Ph.D.



Radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, sports physicians, rheumatologists, general practitioners, physiatrists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, athletic trainers, osteopaths, and all other primary- or secondary healthcare professionals who work in upper extremity diagnostics and/or upper extremity rehabilitation.



The aim of this two-day course is to learn how to differentiate normal and abnormal musculoskeletal ultrasound findings of upper extremity joints. Based on clinical case approach we will discuss how to recognize the main features of pathological changes of musculoskeletal structures. Participants will be able to understand the benefits, limitations and clinical reasoning of MKS ultrasound examination. Additionally, this Basic MSK Ultrasound Pathology course provide excellent opportunity deepening of anatomical knowledge and scanning protocols of the upper extremity.


    Saulius Rutkauskas, MD, PhD

    Radiology Trainer

Saulius finished his Radiology residency at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in 2009. But before his residency he was already interested in MSK ultrasound diagnostic possibilities. Because of safety, speed and all diagnostic advantages he started to specialize in pediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound pathology.

As a radiologist, Saulius works in both a private clinic and a rural general hospital. He scans over 100 patients per week with various MSK pathology. He is also a senior scientist at the Lithuanian Sports University and co-author of two textbooks and more than 7 peer-reviewed articles, dedicated to MSK ultrasound. Saulius has been involved with SonoSkills since the beginning of 2017, where he is responsible for the pathology course development and worldwide teaching.

Saulius is the head of the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Society in Lithuania.  He is a member of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR). He has organized more than 20 local hands-on seminars and 3 conferences on the topic. Together with ESSR, he organized the Outreach MSK US course in Kaunas, Lithuania in 2019. Saulius is also regularly invited to speak and tutor at the ESSR annual meetings and other Outreach courses.

Saulius likes long distance walking and sometimes cycling. One of his favorite hobbies is traveling through Europe with his family. When he’s got some time to spare, Saulius enjoys Sci-Fi books and movies.

a. Having completed a foundations of MSK Ultrasound course successfully
b. Six months of clinical ultrasound experience of upper extremity joints

Highly recommended:
a. SonoSkills level 1 – Foundations of MSK Ultrasound (eLearning videos: anatomy, demo split screen videos, pathology)
b. SonoSkills level 2 – Colour Doppler (eLearning)



The actual course takes two days. In most countries these two days will be organized/ followed together, thus two days in a row. In some countries these two days will be organized/ followed separately.

1. Day 1: Workshop – Shoulder pathology
i. Biceps brachii tendon
ii. Biceps groove and sheath
iii. Rotator cuff tendinosis
iv. Rotator calcific tendinosis
v. Rotator cuff tears
vi. Subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis
vii. AC joint
viii. Subacromial impingement
ix. (“Present your pathology case”)

2. Day 2: Workshop – Elbow and wrist pathology

i. Elbow joint pathology
ii. Olecranon bursa
iii. Distal biceps brachii
iv. Common Flexor and Extensor Tendons
v. Triceps brachii
vi. Wrist joints pathology
vii. Wrist and hand tendons
viii. Wrist ganglion
ix. (“Present your pathology case”)



A case-book: During the workshops participants will be able to analyze, discuss and present various pathological cases from upper extremity. All attendees will have a case-book where they can make additional marks and fill the table of pathology recognition checklist. Video formats of all cases will be prepared in advance and stored in appropriate database (f. e. Google Drive).



For your registration, please send an email providing your name, address and phone number to State the subject „MSK pathology course“ in your e-mail. In case you want to issue the invoice to your workplace give us the identification number of the institution.