Posterior transverse scan of the ankle
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The patient lies prone with foot overhanging the end of couch. The probe is placed transversely across the posterior aspect of the calcaneum. Skin, subcutaneous fat, Achilles tendon and calcaneum are observed.
To examine the Achilles tendon the probe is moved from medial extremity to lateral extremity and panned distally and proximally.
Anterior longitudinal scan of the ankle
Watch a healthcare professional video of the anterior longitudinal ankle scan. See tibialis anterior, tibia and dome of talus with overlying cartilage.
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.