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Infrapatellar transverse scan

The patient lies supine, knee flexed at 15o. The transducer is placed transversely 1–2 cm below the inferior pole of the patella. Skin, subcutaneous fat, patellar ligament, infrapatellar fat pads, and femoral condyle with overlying cartilage 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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