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Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound of the Lower Limb: Nerve Recognition and Diagnostic Assessment Including Electrodiagnostic Correlation

February 6, 2025 - February 8, 2025

$395.00 – $1,495.00
Nashville , TN

Program Overview

Peripheral nerve ultrasound has emerged as a valuable tool in the diagnostic assessment of lower limb neuropathies. This program aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the principles, techniques and applications of peripheral nerve ultrasound specifically focused on the lower limb. This includes nerve recognition for both diagnostic and ultrasound guided procedures. Furthermore, it emphasizes the correlation between ultrasound findings and electrodiagnostic studies, enhancing diagnostic accuracy and patient care.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the principles and techniques of peripheral nerve ultrasound imaging
  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of peripheral nerves in the lower limb
  • Identify normal and abnormal ultrasound characteristics of lower limb peripheral nerves
  • Recognize common peripheral nerve pathologies, including entrapments, compressions, traumatic injuries, and neuropathies
  • Learn appropriate ultrasound scanning protocols for comprehensive lower limb nerve assessment
  • Interpret ultrasound findings in correlation with clinical presentations and electrodiagnostic studies
  • Develop proficiency in ultrasound-guided interventions for peripheral nerve pathologies
  • Gain insights into the role of peripheral nerve ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of various neurological conditions
  • Enhance communication and collaboration among multidisciplinary healthcare teams involved in peripheral nerve care
  • Explore case studies and practical applications of peripheral nerve ultrasound in lower limb neuropathies
  • Recognize common lower limb neuropathies and their ultrasound characteristics
  • Interpret ultrasound findings in the context of electrodiagnostic studies
  • Discuss the role of peripheral nerve ultrasound in differential diagnosis and treatment planning

Course Details


Introduction to Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound

  • Overview of ultrasound technology
  • Advantages and limitations of peripheral nerve ultrasound
  • Importance of ultrasound in lower limb neuropathy diagnosis

Anatomy and Physiology of Lower Limb Peripheral Nerves

  • Review of lower limb nerve anatomy
  • Nerve physiology and function
  • Normal ultrasound appearance of lower limb nerves

Technique and Imaging Protocols

  • Ultrasound machine setup and settings
  • Scanning techniques for lower limb nerves
  • Standard imaging protocols for different nerves

Common Lower Limb Neuropathies

  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Sciatic neuropathy
  • Femoral neuropathy
  • Peroneal neuropathy
  • Tibial neuropathy

Ultrasound Findings and Interpretation

  • Nerve enlargement
  • Hypoechoic areas
  • Focal lesions and entrapments
  • Dynamic imaging techniques
  • Correlation with electrodiagnostic studies

Case Studies and Interactive Sessions

  • Presentation of case studies highlighting ultrasound findings
  • Group discussions on interpretation and diagnosis
  • Interactive sessions with live ultrasound demonstrations

Clinical Applications and Treatment Planning

  • Role of ultrasound in differential diagnosis
  • Treatment implications based on ultrasound findings
  • Integration of ultrasound into clinical practice

Future Directions and Advances

  • Emerging technologies in peripheral nerve ultrasound
  • Research opportunities and potential applications
  • Continuing education and professional development resources


  • Neurologists
  • Physiatrists
  • Radiologists
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Sonographers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Residents/Fellows in Neurology, Radiology or Physical Medicine


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons (NJAOPS) and Expert Education Institute. The New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. It is the policy of the NJAOPS to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education. In keeping with these standards, all faculty participating in continuing medical education provided by NJAOPS are expected to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations. Joint providership of CME by NJAOPS in no way implies endorsement of any product or service. This activity is not supported by commercial funding.

This course has been accredited by the Maryland Association of Osteopathic Physicians. MAOP is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOP designates this program for a maximum of 21 of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may claim a maximum of 21 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.


Virgin Hotels Nashville
1 Music Square West
Nashville, TN 37203


$1495.00 Physician Registration
$895.00 Virtual Registration
$795.00 Physician Assistant Registration
$395.00 Resident Registration Spot
$100.00 ONLY 6 Model Spots


100% Refund When Cancellation Is More Than 45 Days Prior To The Start Date of Course.
50% When Cancellation Is Between 15 – 45 Days Prior To The Start Date of Course.
No Refunds For Cancellations 14 Days Or Less Prior To Course.​


All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services, used on or consumed by patients.

Course Faculty

Scott J. Primack
Course Chairman

Scott J. Primack, DO

Jeffrey A. Strakowski

Jeffrey A. Strakowski, MD


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Virgin Hotels Nashville

1 Music Square West
Nashville, TN 37203


February 6, 2025
February 8, 2025
$395.00 – $1,495.00


Stephanie Henley
(610) 390-3853


Nashville TN
Nashville, TN United States + Google Map


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