3D Video: Elbow – Olecranon

2 - [Voiceover] A linear array transducer

- [Voiceover] A linear array transducer

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4 with a musculoskeletal exam type is used

with a musculoskeletal exam type is used

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6 to perform and ultrasound
to perform and ultrasound 7 examination of the olecranon,

examination of the olecranon.

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9 The patient is asked to
The patient is asked to 10 flex their elbow 90 degrees

flex their elbow 90 degrees

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12 with the hand placed on
with the hand placed on 13 the examination table,

the examination table.

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15 The transducer is placed
The transducer is placed 16 over the posterior elbow

over the posterior elbow

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18 in a longitudinal fashion
in a longitudinal fashion 19 with the orientation marker

with the orientation marker

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21 directed toward the patient's head,

directed toward the patient's head.

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23 The distal triceps muscle appears

The distal triceps muscle appears

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25 as a hypoechoic striated structure,

as a hypoechoic striated structure,

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27 which transitions to the
which transitions to the 28 fibular triceps tendon,

fibular triceps tendon.

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30 The olecranon is seen as a bright,

The olecranon is seen as a bright,

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32 hyperechoic curved structure,

hyperechoic curved structure.

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34 The posterior fat pad
The posterior fat pad 35 can be seen as a complex

can be seen as a complex

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37 hyperechoic area overlying the
hyperechoic area overlying the 38 posterior olecranon recess,

posterior olecranon recess.

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40 The transducer is rotated
The transducer is rotated 41 90 degrees counterclockwise

90 degrees counterclockwise

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43 with the orientation marker directed

with the orientation marker directed

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45 toward the patient's right side,

toward the patient's right side.

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47 The triceps tendon appears as
The triceps tendon appears as 48 a hyperechoic oval structure

a hyperechoic oval structure

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50 overlying the hyperechoic
overlying the hyperechoic 51 surface of the olecranon,

surface of the olecranon.

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53 Gentle backward and forward
Gentle backward and forward 54 rocking of the patient's elbow

rocking of the patient's elbow

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56 may be helpful to shift elbow joint fluid

may be helpful to shift elbow joint fluid

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58 into the olecranon
into the olecranon 59 recess for visualization,

recess for visualization.

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3D Video: Elbow – Olecranon