Sonography of the normal ankle: A target approach using skeletal reference points

Michel De Maeseneer, Stefaan Marcelis, Tjeerd Jager, Maryam Shahabpour, Peter Van Roy, Jennifer Weaver, Jon A. Jacobson

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OBJECTIVE. Sonographic examination of the ankle depends on exact knowledge of the specific probe positions to acquire the best images. CONCLUSION. In this article, we discuss these positions and illustrate them with drawings, anatomic slices or dissection, and sonograms. Positions studied include those for best imaging of the anterior tibiotalar joint, anterior tibiofibular ligament, anterior talofibular ligament, calcaneofibular ligament, peroneal tendons, Achilles tendon, flexor hallucis longus, posterior deltoid ligament, anterior deltoid ligament, and posterior medial tendons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-495
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Anatomy
  • Ankle
  • Sonography
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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