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[SpA] Flexor tendons tenosynovitis

Patient Positioning

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

Probe Positioning

Place the transducer on a longitudinal planes over the joints and tendons of interest. Do not use any pressure - especially while looking for effusion or using doppler mode. Use dynamic scanning to check the movement of the tendons during flexion / extension or against resistance to check the pulleys.

Probe Placement Hand
Probe Placement Hand
Note: Tenosynovitis of the flexor tendons with effusion and positive doppler signal in a patient with Spondyloarthritis

e: peritendinous effusion

Note: Tenosynovitis of the flexor tendon compartment of the third finger with peritendinous effusion and mild subcutaneous edema