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[RA] Synovial effusion: olecranon fossa

Patient Positioning

Patient seated, the elbow flexed (90°) either with resting forarm on a examination table and "overhanging" elbow or resting palm on a table (extension of the wrist).

Probe Positioning

Place the transducer on a sagittal plane over the olecranon and distal course of triceps tendon.

Demonstration of mild effusion during passive extension / flexion of the elbow during scanning in a patient with rheumatic arthritis

e: effusion

Note: Synovial effusion in the olecranon fossa in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis

Note: Synovitis of the olecranon fossa with doppler signal in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis 

Note: Synovitis of the olecranon fossa with anechoic effusion and synovial proliferation in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis