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Ultrasound Tutorial – Imaging of the forefoot

Forefoot Ultrasound – Technique and Findings

Positioning

  • Supine with the knee bent and extended

Ultrasound probe

  • Hockey stick probe
    • Easiest to position
    • Good resolution
    • Use when imaging from dorsal side
  • High frequency linear probe
    • Larger field of view
    • Use when imaging from plantar side

Pathology

  • Neuroma
    • Hypoechoic, non compressible mass
  • Plantar Plate Tear
    • Fluid (anechoic) extends into the tear