Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 85–89 | Cite as

Ultrasound findings of the locked metacarpophalangeal joint

  • Kathryn WesselyEmail author
  • Kate Owers
  • Jeremiah Healy
  • Justin Lee
Case Report


The radiographs and sonographic findings of two cases of locked metacarpophalangeal joint secondary to tethering of the volar plate are described. The presence of osteophytes and the dynamic ultrasound assessment of the volar plate have provided confirmation of the clinical diagnosis prior to surgery.


Ultrasound Metacarpophalangeal joint Volar plate locked 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn Wessely
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kate Owers
    • 2
  • Jeremiah Healy
    • 1
  • Justin Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChelsea and Westminster HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics Hand UnitChelsea and Westminster HospitalLondonUK

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