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[Gout] Ankle Synovitis

Patient Positioning

Patient lies supine with a small pillow under the dorsal aspect of the ankle or patient may seat on the examination table, knee flexed and the plantar surface of the foot on the table.

Probe Positioning

Place the transducer on a longitudinal plane over the medial aspect of the ankle.

Probe Placement Foot
Probe Placement Foot

Note: joint effusion of the ankle in patient with gout (cell count 23.000/ul, urate crystals)