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[RA] Suprapatellar synovitis

Patient Positioning

Patient lies supine, knee 20°–30° flexed.  Place a small pillow under the joint to keep this position.

Probe Positioning

Place the transducer on a sagittal plane in the midline over the quadriceps tendon and the cranial part of the patella (landmark).

e: effusion

sh: synovial hypertrophy

Note: Synovitis of the knee with effusion in the suprapatellar synovial recess and synovial hypertrophy in a patiet with rheumatoid arthritis