Sonographic Examination of Tenovaginitis

An ultrasound examination of the long head of the biceps belongs to accessible, the most sensitive, and for the patient the most effective examination. The tendon is examined especially in the transversal section where the liquid is most evident in the case of tenovaginitis. In this section we also measure a width of the tendon, so we can also judge the presence of tendinitis.

 

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Picture and scheme of tendinitis of the long head of the biceps ( an enlargement of the tendon to 8,1 mm and an effusion of tendinous sheath tenovaginitis)

 

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Picture and scheme of a normal finding at a patient with secondary-side tenovaginitis (normal width of the long head of the biceps)

 

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Picture and scheme of a comparison of the healthy side and the side with tendinitis (and tenovaginitis) at the same patient