Posterior longitudinal scan of the elbow
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The patient sits with the arm in the crab position, shoulder abducted, elbow flexed at 90o and palm placed on table. The probe is placed longitudinally with the distal end over the tip of the olecranon.
Skin, subcutaneous fat, triceps muscle and tendon, olecranon fossa and fat pad, olecranon and trochlea of the lower end of the humerus are visualised. The probe is moved proximally to examine the olecranon fossa more completely.
Posterior transverse scan of the elbow
Watch a video of the posterior transverse elbow scan. See subcutaneous fat, triceps tendon and musculature, olecranon fossa fat pad and trochlea of the humerus.
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