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Anterior transverse scan of the ankle

The patient sits, knee flexed and sole of foot on table. The transducer is placed transversely at the level of the malleolus.

Having identified the dome of the talus, tibilias anterior is identified as the largest and most medial of the tendons. Laterally, the extensor hallucis longus and extensor digitorum longus tendons are encountered.

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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