Infrapatellar transverse scan
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The patient lies supine, knee flexed at 15°. The transducer is placed transversely 1–2 cm below the inferior pole of the patella. Skin, subcutaneous fat, patellar ligament, infrapatellar fat pads, and femoral condyle with overlying cartilage are visualised.
Suprapatellar longitudinal scan in maximal flexion
Watch a video of a suprapatellar longitudinal scan in maximal flexion. Maximal flexion allows better inspection of the cartilage on the femoral condyle.
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