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World J Orthop. Nov 18, 2014; 5(5): 574-584
Published online Nov 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i5.574
Table 2 Patient positions for ultrasound examination of ankle structures
Supine, with flexed knee, foot on the examination bed
Tibiotalar joint: anterior recess
Talonavicular joint
Subtalar joint: lateral and medial recess
Tendon compartments
Anterior: Tibialis anterior tendon
Extensor hallucis longus tendon
Extensor digitorum longus tendon
Lateral: Peroneus brevis tendon
Peroneus longus tendon
Medial (frog position):
Tibialis posterior tendon
Flexor digitorum longus tendon
Flexor hallucis longus tendon
Prone, with the foot hanging over the examination bed
Achilles tendon
Superficial and retrocalcaneal bursae
Subtalar joint: posterior recess