April 25, 2015 Leave a comment
Earlier this week I was injecting an ankle: was I in the joint or not? I ‘think so’–but with an ultrasound I would ‘know so.’ Perhaps that is all I really need to say in this blog post on sports ultrasound!
Readers of the journal and this blog will be familiar with the Mayo Clinic’s Jonathan Finnoff. Dr. Finnoff has made substantial contributions to the field of sports ultrasound and most recently was the lead author on a highly cited review of this modality. I had the chance to interview him and profile this work, an American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement, in our December 2014 podcast featuring him.
Dr. Finnoff headed a highly regarded sports ultrasound program at the recent 2015 AMSSM conference in Florida. I arrived a day late for that, and so could not attend. Not only did I want to go to that program for its educational value, I wanted to meet the man himself! As I have written, it is both a wondrous and strange attribute of the modern world to become so engaged with someone on Twitter, or Skype, and yet never meet them in person.
I am happy to say my disappointment was short-lived as the busy doctor was able to come visit Columbus, Ohio yesterday. I was able to catch the sports medicine grand rounds he delivered at Ohio State and get to shake, at last, the hand that holds the transducer.
Jonathan: it was good to finally meet you!
If you have never had the chance to hear him speak, make sure you avail yourself of the next opportunity [or listen to the podcast :)] In the mean time, I wanted to share some of what I came away with from the talk. Read more of this post