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[RA] Subacromial subdeltoid bursitis and omarthritis

Patient Positioning

Patient seated on a revolving stool, arm in external rotation. Elbow flexed (90°), palm up.

Probe Positioning

Move the probe medially from the insertion of the subscapularis tendon at the lesser tuberosity to the coracoid process. Use dynamic scanning (passive external and internal rotation with hanging arm) to examine the entire tendon and its myotendinous junction.

Shoulder anterior view
Bursitis (effusion superficial to the infraspinatus tendon) and glenohumeral synovitis (effusion in the glenohumeral joint visible during passive internal and external rotation) in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis

Effusion located in the subcromial subdeltoid bursa closed to the subscapularis tendon (Patient with rheumatoid arthritis)