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Flexor tendons / bursa – transverse

Patient Positioning

Patient lies supine with a small pillow under the dorsal aspect of the ankle.

Probe Positioning

Place the transducer on a transverse plane over the joints of the toe of interest.

Foot Toes plantar joints transverse
Foot Toes plantar joints transverse

FDB: flexor digitorum brevis
FDL: flexor digitorum longus

Note: in normal conditions the submetatarsal bursa is not visible - in submetatarsal bursitis complex fluid superficial to the metatarsal heads seperate from tendon can be detected.