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CPPD calcifications articular cartilage

Patient Positioning

Patient seated facing the examiner with extended arm, palm up. The arm is resting comfortably on the examination table. Placing a pillow under the elbow leads to full extension of the joint.

Probe Positioning

Place the transducer on a lateral sagittal plane over the humeroradial joint. Bony landmarks are the humeral capitellum cranial and radial head distal.

e: effusion

Note: hyperechoic crystals in a patient wiht longlasting CPPD

Note: hyperechoic crystals within the cartilage in a patient with longlasting CPPD

Note: another patient with cppd deposits of the articular cartilage