Foot & Ankle Masterclass – Diagnostic Ultrasound & Cadaveric USG Injections



This unique, highly practical 2-day Foot and Ankle Masterclass is specifically developed for podiatrists, physiotherapists, sports physicians and foot and ankle surgeons. This course is designed for beginners to diagnostic ultrasound and to those looking to further develop their diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided injection skills. The course is taught in small groups with high end of ultrasound machines, under the close supervision of our expert tutors, tailored to your individual level of competency.

Buy Now 2-day Masterclass £810 inc. VAT - Mon 20th & Tues 21st May 2024

This Masterclass is designed as a 2-day course. Scanning will be in small groups, under close supervision. You will have access to our extensive online course resources. We use high-quality ultrasound systems to give you a great scanning experience.

Day 1 focusses on developing the skills and knowledge required to carry out a diagnostic ultrasound of the foot and ankle. Day 2 is in the cadaveric lab, where delegates get the opportunity to practice ultrasound guided injections under close supervision. This day is designed for those new to ultrasound guided injections, or those looking to refine their skills and increase the injection repertoire.

However, if you wish, you can also book and attend one day only:

Buy Now 1-Day Diagnostic Ultrasound £395 inc. VAT - Mon 20th May 2024

Principles of ultrasound imaging. Sono-anatomy of the foot, ankle and calf. Common pathology and injury management will be discussed. Practise in small groups, under the close supervision of our expert tutors, tailored to your level of competency. Comprehensive course resources will be accessible online. See the course ‘Timetable’ below for further programme detail.

Buy Now 1-Day Cadaveric USG Injections £550 inc. VAT - Tuesday 21st May 2024

This unique, one-day comprehensive ultrasound guided injection course of the foot and ankle, has been specifically developed for podiatrists, physiotherapists and foot and ankle surgeons.

All ultrasound guided injections around the foot and ankle will be covered (the knee can be covered on request). See course ‘Timetable’ below for a full list of injections covered. We will teach you how to scan each region, and the easiest and most effective way of carrying out these USG injections.

The injections are carried out on soft-preserved full body cadavers, which is the closest match to the real thing! You have full access to the cadavers, and we have plenty machines. You will benefit from close supervision from our expert tutors, who have lots of top tips to ensure you get the most out of the course.

Who should attend?

This programme attracts podiatrists, foot and ankle consultants and physiotherapists, sports medicine doctors, GP’s, rheumatologists, radiologists and sonographers looking to expand their skills around the foot and ankle.

Booking Options
Leeds University Institute of Medical Education, The Worsley Building, Clarendon Way, Leeds West Yorkshire LS2 9NL England
Available dates
Mon 20th May & Tues 21st May 2024


Day 1 – Diagnostic Ultrasound

Time Summary Details
9:00 - 10:00 Introduction:
Ultrasound imaging
The essentials:
Physics, knobology, probe skills, tissue characterisation
Integrating MSK US in clinical setting
Why do we use (MSKUS) imaging?
Learning resources
10:00 - 11:00 Anterior Ankle
Presentation and Practical
Extensor tendons,
Tibiotalar joint
11:00 – 12:30 Lateral Ankle
Medial Ankle
Presentation and Practical
Sono-anatomy: AITF, ATFL, CFL, peroneal tendons, nerves.
Sono-anatomy: Deltoid ligament, flexor tendons, tarsal tunnel, nerves.
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 - 14:30 Posterior Ankle
Presentation and Practical
Sono-anatomy: Achilles tendon, FHL, posterior tibiotalar joint, calf muscle complex, nerves
14:30 - 15:30 Mid and Forefoot.
Plantar aspect.
Presentation and Practical
Joints, spring ligament, bifurcate ligament, dorsal talonavicular ligament.
Plantar plate, Morton’s neuroma, metatarsal joints.
Plantar fascia, knot of Henry.
15:30 – 16:30 Pathology/trauma & injury management
Case studies
Presentation and discussion
16:30-16:45 Learning pathways in US.

Day 2 – Cadaveric USG Injections

Time Summary Details
9 - 9:10 Presentation Housekeeping and registration
Outline and objectives of the day
Rules of the lab!
9:10-10:00 Presentation Types of injections and injectables
Injection technique - in-plane and out-of-planeTechnical considerations and top tips on how to carry out successful guided injections
10:00-11:00 Cadaveric Lab/
Practical workshop
Anterior ankle – Injections covered:

  • Talo-crural joint
  • Talo-navicular joint
  • Tendon sheath injections
  • Deep and superficial nerve
11:00 – 12:00 Cadaveric Lab/
Practical workshop
Mid-foot injections - Injections covered include:

  • Tarso-metatarsal joints
  • Calcaneal-cuboid joint
  • Talo-navicular joint

Forefoot injections - Injections covered include:

  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • MTP joint and IP joint
Lunch Break
12:45 – 13:00 Presentation Procedural consideration of US guided injections - discussion around sterility, aseptic technique, probe covers and the use of sterile gel and anti-bacterial agents
13:00 – 14:00 Cadaveric Lab/
Practical workshop
Medial ankle – Injections covered include:

  • Tibial nerve block
  • Tibialis posterior
  • FHL and FDL tendons (“Knot of Henry”)
  • Sub-talar joint (medial approach)
14:00 – 15:00 Cadaveric Lab/
Practical workshop
Lateral ankle – Injections covered include:

  • Peroneal tendons
  • Sinus tarsi
  • Sub-talar joint (lateral approach)
  • Sural nerve block
  • Saphenous nerve block
15:00 – 16:30 Cadaveric Lab/
Practical workshop
Posterior ankle – Injections covered include:

  • Retrocalcaneal (deep) and pre-Achilles (superficial) bursa
  • FHL tendon sheath
  • Achilles High volume stripping
  • Plantaris-Achilles high volume stripping
  • Talo-crural and sub-talar joint (posterior approach) for posterior impingement
  • Sural nerve block


 Mon 20th May 2024
Note: Enter the Worsley Building through the
Clarendon Way street level entrance and make
your way to the 8th Floor Reception,
where you will be met and escorted to
the teaching room as a group.

 Tues 21st May 2024
Note: Enter the Worsley Building through the
Way street level entrance. You will be
met at the street level Reception,
and escorted to the lab as a group.


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