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[RA] MTP joint 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 transverse plane over the joints of the toe of interest.

Note: synovitis of the 4th mtp joint in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis with positive dopplersignal, effusion and synovial proliferation