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Lateral longitudinal scan of the elbow in flexion

The patient sits, with the elbow flexed at 90o, arms in the praying position. The probe is placed with the proximal pole over the lateral epicondyle. The probe is moved distally to examine the common extensor origin. Skin, subcutaneous fat, common extensor tendon, humerus and head of radius are visualised.

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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