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Lateral transverse scan of the knee

The patient lies supine, knee in neutral position. The transducer is placed transversely at the midpatellar level, medial end of probe on the lateral border of the patella. The patella and femoral condyle are visualised. This view is used to detect lateral joint effusion.

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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