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CPPD progressive osteoarthritis

Patient Positioning

Patient supine, leg may be in slight external rotation.

Probe Positioning

Place the transducer on oblique longitudinal planes over the femoral neck and head. Lower ultrasonic frequencies may be necessary.

sp: synovial proliferation

note: progressive osteoarthritis - proof of tophaceous calciumpyrophosphate crystals during joint replacement (additional hydroxyapatite was not checked)