Thenar transverse scan of MCP joint
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The patient sits, hand supinated, arm supported. The transducer is placed transversely over the base of the thenar eminence at 90o to the long axis of the first metacarpal bone. Skin, subcutaneous fat, flexor pollicis brevis muscle, flexor pollicis longus tendon and adductor pollicis are clearly visualised.
Hypothenar longitudinal scan
Watch a video of the hypothenar longitudinal scan. Skin and subcutaneous fat, abductor digiti minimi muscle and fifth metacarpal shaft are clearly visualised.
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.