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Ultrasound: normal MCP flexor view

Real-time palmar longitudinal view of flexor tendon at the 2nd metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint. The flexor tendon is identified by the parallel linear echoic structure which moves backwards and forwards through the flexor tendon sheath with the MCP joint below.

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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