Flexion of DIP joint
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Having obtained the palmar longitudinal scan of the metacarpophalangeal joint, the flexor tendon, metacarpal head and base of proximal phalynx are identified. The superior portion of the flexor tendon is the flexor digitorum superficialis with flexor digitorum profundis underneath. By flexing the distal interphalangeal joint, flexor digitorum profundis is identified.
Palmar transverse scan of MCP joint
Watch a healthcare professional video of the palmar transverse hand scan of the MCP joint. Identification of the flexor tendon is aided by tilting the probe.
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.