Sports Medicine II: Procedures in Sports Medicine

Students at the sports medicine course


  • Thursday, February 22, 2024  (8:00 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.)

Location: Health Sciences Education Center

Sports Medicine II gives participants hands-on instruction with sports injuries, procedures, and management. Participants learn in small-groups, guided by faculty.

Note: Sports Medicine I is not a prerequisite for this course.

  • Bracing
  • Casting
  • Injections
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Splinting

Registration is for non-University of Minnesota family medicine residents, medical students, and community physicians or healthcare professionals. Fees include tuition, syllabus, parking, and lunch.

Course Learning Objectives


  • Appreciate the role of bracing in the management of soft tissue and osseous injury for the wrist, knee, foot, and ankle
  • Examine the variance in material construction, design characteristics, and resulting functional motion with various brace designs
  • Understand appropriate fitting, modification, and patient instruction required for various brace designs


  • Appreciate a historical review of immobilization
  • Understand common complications after casting
  • Practice performing extremity immobilization, including the following:
    • short arm cast
    • short arm thumb spica cast
    • short arm with gutter extension
    • non‐weight bearing short leg cast


  • Increase the number of soft tissue and joint injections that can be performed comfortably and competently before completing residency
  • Be aware of serious complications that can occur with specific soft tissue and joint injections
  • Learn three different approaches to intra‐articular knee injections
  • Identify substances commonly used for therapeutic injections for joint and musculotendinous problems
  • Understand the quality of evidence regarding injection therapies
  • Appreciate the relative accuracy of therapeutic injections
  • Practice performing injection on simulated model

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

  • Appreciate the emerging role of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Recognize specific knee and hip ultrasound anatomy
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of MSKUS as an imaging modality
  • Appreciate the use of ultrasound in the examination of the shoulder, wrist, and elbow
  • Identify useful procedures that can be enhanced using MSKUS
  • Grasp the factors that may limit the application of MSKUS in upper extremity imaging in the office setting
  • Practice performing ultrasounds

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