Dorsal longitudinal scan of DIP joint
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The patient sits, hand pronated, arm supported, with the probe placed longitudinally on the dorsum of the distal interphalangeal joint. The joint space is moved to the centre of the picture. The finger nail and nailbed, middle phalynx and base of distal phalynx are visualised.
Dorsal transverse scan of MCP joint
Watch a video of the dorsal transverse MCP joint scan. The extensor tendon and base of phalynx are visualised by viewing the second metacarpophalangeal joint.
Hand and wrist pain
Hand and wrist pain is very common and usually doesn’t have a serious cause. Learn about treatments, exercises and other ways to manage hand and wrist pain.