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Medial longitudinal scan of the elbow in extension

The patient sits, elbow extended, and leans toward the side to be examined. This makes the medial epicondyle more accessible to the probe. The probe is placed longitudinally with the proximal end over the epicondyle. Skin, subcutaneous fatty tissue, common flexor origin, epicondyle and humerus, and ulna 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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