Musculoskeletal disorders are the largest category of workplace injuries and account for the majority of personal injury claims. Knowing the real mechanism of a back, shoulder or knee injury or what is and is not trauma related is crucial to your success as an advocate. In plain- English, and with a sharp focus on the challenges you face, Sam Hodge will keep you in stitches as he explains the nuances of the spine and upper and lower extremities is an easy to understand manner that will allow you to better evaluate or defend your case.

This entertaining and valuable journey will take you inside the human body through videos, illustrations and animations as you learn the parts of the body that are most susceptible to injury and those that are not. Professor Hodge, will explain how diagnosis are made and the particulars of medical tests and surgical procedure from the unique perspective of a very successful litigator and teacher.

• Learn how injuries to the spine, knee and shoulder really occur.
• Learn about muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia.
• Find out the real difference between a sprain and a strain.
• Become comfortable with the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.
• Find out how x-rays, Ct-scans and MRIs work as you read actual films.
• Experience what few attorneys have ever done by going into the anatomy lab and operating
  room to see what the body really looks like and how operations are performed.

This seminar is an (intermediate to advanced) level program.

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:25 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m. Ethics in Medicine and the Law

9:30 a.m. Basics of the Musculoskeletal Systems:
Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissues

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Basics of the Musculoskeletal Systems: Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissues (Cont’d)

11:45 a.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. The Spine, Nerve Roots and Soft Tissues

2:30 p.m. Mid-afternoon Break

2:45 p.m. The Upper and Lower Extremities

4:15 p.m. Adjourn

All registrations must be pre-paid. Need to cancel or transfer your registration? Simply notify us in writing no later than 24 hours prior to the published start time of the seminar at registrar@scbar.org. You will be eligible to receive a full refund, be transferred to the live webcast or archived online version of the same seminar (if available), or to a live seminar of equal or lesser value - all with no cancellation or transfer fee. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made within 24 hours of a seminar start time, but all other options listed above are available with no transfer fee.

If you have a disability, please call ahead to let us know how we may accommodate your needs.

  • Columbia
    In-Person Seminar
    Bar Conference Center
    1501 Park Street , Columbia, SC 29201