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Posterior lateral longitudinal scan of the knee

The patient lies prone with the knee in neutral position. The transducer is placed longitudinally over the lateral femoral condyle. The convex curvature of the femoral condyle is identified with tibia below and overlying musculature. The transducer is moved inferiorly to examine the joint space and overlying musculature.

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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