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Dorsal transverse scan of MCP joint

The patient sits, hand pronated, arm supported. The probe is placed transversely over the second metacarpophalangeal joint. The extensor tendon and base of phalynx are visualised. The probe may be moved distally and proximally to evaluate the joint.

Ultrasound in rheumatology

Read our Topical Reviews report on the applications and value of ultrasound in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions

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