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Ultrasound Tutorial – Peroneal Ultrasound

Peroneal Ultrasound  – Technique and Findings

Positioning

  • Lateral decubitus

Ultrasound probe

  • Hockey stick probe
    • Easiest to position
    • Good resolution

Normal Appearance

  • Consistent thickness
  • Fascicular architecture

Pathology

  • Tendinosis
    • Hypoechoic
    • Thickened
    • Loss of fascicular architecture
  • Tear
    • Partial/full thickness
      • Fluid (anechoic) extends into the tear