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AB1041 Ultrasonography of normal musculoskeletal structures in 100 sections: a booklet and a cd-rom
  1. MA Mahdi,
  2. H Rkain,
  3. M Erraoui,
  4. S Aktaou,
  5. L Tahiri,
  6. R Bahiri,
  7. F Allali,
  8. N Hajjaj-Hassouni
  1. Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco


Objectives To present a booklet and a CD-ROM with a mini-atlas including 100 sections illustrating the normal ultrasound musculoskeletal anatomy.

Methods We performed an ultrasound examination of large and small joints of the medical staff not suffering from any musculoskeletal disorder. Ultrasound examination was performed using a high-frequency linear probe (Toshiba Xario®, frequency (8–14 MHz)) in B mode. Finally, for the sake of clarity of the presentation of this library, we presented each image accompanied with another showing the valid positioning of the probe and an annotated schema for each section made.

Results We present in the form of CD-ROM and booklet a photo library of a mini-atlas.

The joints studied are:

  • The wrist and hand

  • The elbow

  • The shoulder

  • The ankle and foot

  • The knee

  • and the hip

100 sections were performed, we presented them together with images showing ther normal corresponding musculoskeletal anatomy, the valid positioning of the probe, and also an annotated schema corresponding to each section. We give here below the example of a section illustrating a cross-section of flexor digitorum superficialis and profondus tendons

Conclusions We hope that we give to rheumatologists a simple tool to recall and standardize the practice of musculoskeletal ultrasound. We intend to enrich it, in the future, with the pathological images and interventional ultrasound videos.

Disclosure of Interest None declared

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