Ultrasound examination of the hand and foot

Radiol Clin North Am. 1988 Jan;26(1):109-29.


The use of ultrasound in the examination of the distal extremities is a recent application of sonography of the musculotendinous system. Real-time sonography is unique in providing a dynamic study of complex anatomic structures such as the flexor tendons of the hand. The normal anatomic appearance of the hand and foot are reviewed as well as the sonographic appearance of pathologic conditions of the distal extremities.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Epidermal Cyst / diagnosis
  • Foot Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnosis
  • Hand*
  • Humans
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Synovial Cyst / diagnosis
  • Tenosynovitis / diagnosis
  • Ultrasonography*
  • Wrist