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Anterior humeroradial longitudinal scan

The patient sits, elbow extended, forearm supinated and arm resting on examination couch or pillow. The probe is placed longitudinally on the anterolateral surface of the elbow.

Skin, subcutaneous fat, brachioradialis, pronator teres, supinator, triangular fat pad, humerus, radius are clearly visualised.

The probe is panned medially and laterally to complete examination of this compartment of the elbow 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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