Anterior longitudinal scan of the ankle
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The patient sits with knee flexed and sole of foot on couch. The transducer is placed longitudinally over the anteromedial aspect of the ankle joint.
Tibialis anterior is readily identified as the largest and most medial of the anterior tendons. Tibialis anterior, tibia and dome of talus with overlying cartilage are visualised. Tibialis anterior may be followed to its insertion on the navicular bone.
Anterior transverse scan of the ankle
Watch our video of the anterior transverse scan of the ankle. Laterally, the extensor hallucis longus and extensor digitorum longus tendons are encountered.
Foot and ankle pain
Our feet and ankles are complex so they can be prone to arthritis or pain. Learn about the causes, exercises and treatments as well as the structure of the foot.