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Digits I to V / joints / extensor tendons – longitudinal

Patient Positioning

Patient seated in front of the examiner, hand palm down resting on a examination table.

Probe Positioning

Place the transducer on longitudinal planes over the joints and digits of interest. Do not use any pressure - especially while looking for effusion or using doppler mode.

Probe Placement Hand
Probe Placement Hand

MCJ: metacarpal joint

Note: in normal conditions, the synovial tissue does not show any pathologic doppler signal, no synovial effusion