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Partial tear extensor tendon / mechanism 5th finger

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.

note: patient with traumatic injury of the ulnar hand und persting pain and swelling at the 5th metacarpophalangeal joint, problems to extend the 5th finger. Hypoechoic swelling und loss of texture of the extensor tendon and the ligaments. No intraarticular effusion, no bony lesion.