Cadaveric US Guided MSK Injection


(25 customer reviews)

Buy now  2-day course. £945 inc. VAT

  • The cadavers used on the course are as close as you can get to the real thing
  • Excellent delegate to cadaver ratio - plenty of time to practice all the injections under close supervision
  • One machine to two delegates - only high specification machines are used on the course
  • Excellent delegate to tutor ratio - we guarantee one tutor to every four delegates to ensure close supervision throughout
  • Exclusive access to our online resources and content from our expert tutors
  • Comprehensive online presentations of all the injections covered on the course (images and videos)

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Want to attend only one day?

If you would like to attend only the upper limb or lower limb then please email

Booking Options
London and Leeds

See Locations tab below for venue details.
Available dates
Mon 25th & Tues 26th March 2024 - London
Tues 21st & Wed 22nd May 2024 - Leeds
Wed 10th & Thurs 11th July 2024 - London


The course is split into lower limb on day 1 and upper limb on day 2. This gives the opportunity for lower limb specialists such as podiatrists, foot and ankle surgeons and hip surgeons to attend only the lower limb day and shoulder surgeons and other upper limb specialists to attend only the second day. However, we do advise that delegates attend both days to get more practice guiding the needle and developing their injection skills (even if they may not inject a particular region in their clinical practice).

Please note: If you are only able to attend one day, please email

The practical workshops are carried out on soft-preserved full body cadavers, which is the closest match to the real thing! You have full access to perfect your skills on the cadavers over the 2 days. We have lots of machines and you will benefit from close supervision throughout from the faculty.

The course is taught by very experienced practitioners who will deliver the information you need and translate this information into the practical application of carrying out the guided injections. This course is packed with clinical gems, top tips when to inject when not to inject, what to look out for and to avoid with each procedure and how to make the procedures as straight forward for the clinician and as comfortable as possible for the client. We cover the basic procedures including all peri-articular and articular injections and more advanced procedures that are at the cutting edge of MSK and sports medicine. This includes barbotage, hydro-distention, high volume injections and tendon stripping techniques. Following this course, you will be ready to either start carrying out guided injections on your clients or ready to introduce the more advanced techniques into your repertoire.

Who should attend?
This programme attracts MSK Radiologists, GPs with a special interest in MSK/Sports Medicine, Surgeons, Sports Medicine Consultants, Physiotherapists, Radiographers, Podiatrists, Sonographers and Osteopaths.

Course pre-requisites

Delegates must have attended a two-day introduction to MSK ultrasound imaging course.
The course is designed for delegates just starting out with ultrasound-guided procedures or those who want to develop their skills.

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 Tues 21st & Wed 22nd May 2024
Note:You will be met at reception at the
Clarendon Way entrance of the Worsley
Building, street level entrance,
and escorted to the lab as a group.


Day 1 - Lower Limb

Time Summary Details
09:00 - 09:15 Registration/Coffee Introduction to course and tutors
09:15 - 09:30

Presentation and Discussion

Outline of the day - Course objectives and an introduction to the tutors.

Rules of the lab!

09:30 - 09:45 Presentation and Discussion Types of injections - we will cover joint, tendon sheath, bursal and nerve injections plus more advanced procedures including barbotage, high volume injections, hydrodistention, tendon stripping and dry needling techniques.

What should we inject and when?

09:45 - 10:15 Presentation and practical demonstrations Injection technique - How to carry out an in-plane and out-of-plane injection - technical considerations and top tips on how to manipulate the probe and your machine parameters to optimise the needle.
10:15 - 11:15 Demonstration and Practical Workshop Knee - Intra-articular, infra-patellar and superficial bursa and high-volume patella tendon, fat pad injection, aspirations, semi-membranosus tendon, Baker’s cyst.
11:15 - 12:30 Demonstration and Practical Workshop Hip and groin - Intra-articular hip injection, psoas sheath, ilioinguinal nerve, snapping hip syndrome and common adductor tendon.
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch Lunch
13:15 - 14:45 Demonstration and Practical Workshop Hip - gluteus medius and minumus, trochanteric bursal injections.

Knee - ITB friction syndrome, pes anseurine bursitis.

Ankle & Foot - peroneal tendon injection, ST joint and sinus tarsi injection.

14:45 - 16:00 Demonstration and Practical Workshop Ankle and Foot - talo-crural, sinus tarsi, FHL and tibialis posterior sheath, medial and lateral recesss, posterior impingement, Mortons neuroma , 1st MTP, seasamoiditis, Achilles high volume injections and tendon scrapping, plantarfasciitis
16:00 - 16:30 Demonstration and Practical Workshop Revision - delegates can choose which injections to recap/revise.

Day 2 - Upper Limb

Time Summary Details
09:00 - 09:15 Registration/Coffee Plan for the day. – Introduction to Upper limb US guided injections
09:15 - 11:15 Cadaveric lab - demonstrations and practical workshop Shoulder - Intra-articular, ACJ, SA Bursa, LH biceps sheath, Suprascapular nerve
11:15 - 12:30 Cadaveric lab - demonstrations and practical workshop Elbow - Intra-articular (radial-ulnar and humero-ulnar joint), cubital fossa, common flexor and extensor tendons and distal biceps
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch Lunch
13:45 - 14:15 Presentation and Discussion Procedural consideration of US guided injections - discussion around sterility, aseptic technique, probe covers and the use of sterile gel and anti-bacterial agents
14:15 - 15:45 Cadaveric Lab Demonstration and Practical Workshop Wrist and Hand - Intra-articular, scaphoid-lunate, TFCC, DeQuervain's tenosynovitis, CTS, Guyon’s Canal, trigger thumb/finger
15:45 - 16:30 Practical workshop Revision of techniques

25 reviews for Cadaveric US Guided MSK Injection

  1. Mr Manoj Sood - Consultant Hip Surgeon

    An excellent hands-on course with enthusiastic instructors and a good instructor to delegate ratio. Allows plenty of time to practice the injections and to concentrate on the ones that are most relevant to your practice. Recommended.

  2. Dr Chris Milne - Consultant Sports Medicine - Rangers Football Club

    Fantastic course as per others within SMUG. Thorough pre-course reading provided. Clear, concise teaching sessions, and excellent opportunity for intensive repeated practice under close supervision with experienced tutors. Recommend for anyone injecting in clinical practice.

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  4. Warren Brown - Lead Advanced Level Physiotherapist

    Best course I've ever attended, so massive gratitude to you and your team

  5. TT - Doctor

    Excellent course - loved it

  6. PD - Doctor

    Good relationship with clinical practice and quality of tutors

  7. PH - Physio

    Practical time was excellent, course tutors very approachable and knowledgeable

  8. DA - Doctor

    Excellent feedback from tutors

  9. MP - Physio

    Superb lecturing, I would highly recommend this course

  10. TG - GP

    Good course with good support

  11. SD - Chiropractor

    Excellent experience

  12. CM - Doctor

    Very practical

  13. Mr Martin Klinke - Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon

    I really enjoyed the course very much. I can recommend this course to anyone who is interested to learn ultrasound-guided injections. I am sure this you will continue to be successful with this course in the future.

  14. FG - Sports Medicine Consultant

    Excellent, practical aspects very good. The tutors were very welcoming and shared their considerable experience throughout the course. Good balance between demos and practical workshops - everyone at plenty of time to practice- excellent teaching material.

  15. YT - Consultant Radiologist

    I attended the cadaveric course to learn US guided injections of the hip - I currently do them fluoroscopy guided - by the end of the course I felt very confident in carrying them out and will start on Monday in clinic!

  16. Matt Prout - Extended Scope Physiotherapist

    We had unlimited access to the cadavers. The teaching faculty have extensive experience of teaching guided injections and shared their substantial amount of knowledge over the two days. The course was very relaxed and friendly.

  17. Paul Hattam - Highly Specialised Physiotherapist and Lead Tutor Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (SOMMS)

    Practical time was excellent, course tutors very approachable and knowledgeable. The course was very well organised within small groups and lots of close supervision from the tutors.

  18. Dr Frank Johnson - Consultant in Sports Medicine, Canada

    Superb lecturing and great ratio of cadavers to delegates. I would highly recommend this course. I came all the way from Canada for it!! - Worth every penny! Significantly more time on the cadavers compared to North American Courses and much cheaper! Win-win!

  19. Gareth Davies - Osteopath

    Really positive fun atmosphere on course. Chris has an amazing energy to his teaching - he is clearly passionate about what he does and that shows in his enthusiasm and support for the delegates. Congratulations on a truly brilliant course.

  20. Anonymous - Consultant Radiologist

    This was an excellent experience; the tutors have fantastic tips to help with needle visualisation. I feel ready to carry put my first gulded injection on Monday morning!

  21. Geoff Gardener - Osteopath

    This is a difficult course to organise and run. Lots of technical elements to cover - Chris, Lorenzo, Jon and John go out of their way to constantly help the delegates. This is a must do course for anyone wanting to learn ultrasound guided injections.

  22. SS - Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

    The SMUG team have clearly spent a considerable amount of time devising this course to ensure they cover all the technical elements required and all peripheral joint and soft tissue injections. Having the opportunity to practice all these injections over the 2 days is a unique experience and essential to gain the skill required to carry out US guided injections. I would attend this course 2-3 times and I would still find it useful.

  23. Mr Kailish Devalia - Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon

    Many thanks to the team to for a brilliant course. Very practical and relevant to my practice.

  24. SF - Doctor

    Very practical and relevant to my practice

  25. BW - Radiologist

    Excellent, practical aspects very good.

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