Joint and Soft Tissue Injection Workshop

Course Objectives: This course aims to:

  • Provide an understanding of the use of injections in the management of joint and soft tissue pathology.
  • Outline the indications and contra-indications for joint and soft tissue injections including when to refer.
  • Discuss practical considerations for consent, equipment, techniques, and complications.
  • Identify tips and pitfalls.
  • Demonstrate practical techniques and injections to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and knee simulated models.

Course Outcomes: At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Briefly outline the general musculoskeletal anatomy. 
  • Demonstrate soft tissue assessment and be able to evaluate the need for intervention with injection therapy.
  • Understand and discuss the indications and contraindications for injections.
  • Identify safety techniques involved in injection administration including correct equipment and complications that may occur.
  • Demonstrate safe and accurate injections in joints and soft tissues using anatomical simulation models.

Training Strategies: The following training strategies will be adopted for this course:

  • The course will be divided into theoretical and hands-on training per region.
  • Interactive training will be an integral part of the training program, which will include case studies, question-answer-based discussions, and clinical problem-solving activities.
  • Using interactive models for the hands-on part of the program, an assistant trainer will help in delivering the hands-on part of the course.
Training Duration  Languages
1 Day – 4 hours per dayEnglish

Trainer Biography:

1.  Avin M. Arif Maroof, Senior Specialist of Rheumatology and Medical Rehabilitation, works as a full-time faculty at the School of Medicine at the Internal Medicine department of UKH. She holds an MBChB, HDRMR, and a FACR. She is the Deputy President of the Kurdistan Rheumatology Society and was head of the Rheumatology department at Rizgary Teaching Hospital where she supervised and trained many resident doctors and postgraduate students. She lectured Rheumatology and Physical Therapy at many universities in Erbil, including HMU and Cihan University. She is a member of the European League of Associations of Rheumatology (EULAR), and she is EULAR trained in musculoskeletal injections and ultrasonography. She was a speaker at many national and international scientific events and published many papers in the field of rheumatology.

2. Professor Deiary Kader is a knee arthroplasty and arthroscopy (Sports) surgeon, researcher, academic, educationalist, and humanitarian. He is the chairman and founder of NGMV medical charity & Life Academy, a war trauma reconstruction surgeon for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Lebanon, and Swisscross foundation adviser and surgeon in Erbil/Iraq. Recently published Life Academy (Personal Insights) book. In August 2015 he was appointed as a consultant orthopedic surgeon specializing in complex knee surgery at South-West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC), and deputy medical director from 2019-2021. In the past 15 years, he has developed a passion for research and postgraduate training. So far, he has published more than 150 scientific papers, book chapters, and articles. Currently, he is the director of research at the center. Also, he is the president of BOSTAA (British Orthopaedical Sports Trauma and Arthroscopic Association), a member of the FRCS Tr&Orth Examiner’s board (JCIE-RCS) since 2017, a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSEng) quality assessment panel and appointments advisory committee (AAC).

Certification: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a training certificate from the School of Medicine of UKH co-branded with the Council of Ministers of the Ministry of Health (MoH), as well as the Professional and Executive Education Centre, UKH.