Suprapatellar recess can be found just above the knee. It’s located between the femur (thigh bone) and the quadriceps tendon.
It’s also known as the suprapatellar bursa or suprapatellar pouch. Suprapatellar recess is located proximal to the knee joint, between the femoral and suprapatellar fat pads. As with all bursae, its purpose is to reduce friction between moving structures.
Inflammatory joint conditions most commonly involve the knee. In certain studies, ultrasonography is similar to clinical evaluation in determining the presence and position of knee joint effusion. Soft tissue abnormalities (suprapatellar bursitis, knee effusion, or Baker’s cyst) were observed by ultrasonography at 54/130 (42 percent) of the locations.
During the evaluation of the suprapatellar bursa, a high-frequency linear transducer with a range of 5 to 12 MHz is needed. Thereby, our orthopedist clients tend to use either the USB Linear 5-12MHz Ultrasound Scanner USB-UL2.
USB-UL2 plays an important role in improving point-of-care, clinical diagnostic methods and efficiency of clinic diagnosis. With its sealed head and its USB connector, a steady ultrasound signal makes the signal transmission faster, and it provides a high-quality image that guides the physician to clear decisions during the assessment.
Under ultrasound guidance, the suprapatellar approach avoids any tendons or ossic or ligament structures and facilitates the provider for easy and accurate arthrocentesis.
The Mini Linear Handheld WiFi Ultrasound Scanner MLCD might be used also by physicians for both the identification of the effusion and needle guidance for the arthrocentesis.
It comes with a needle guide holder. Hence, it can be directly set to the guide pin frame. Coupled with the software that can quickly locate the depth and diameter of puncture’s navigation.
MLCD aids in the reduction of attempts and the improvement of procedural trust in the hands of healthcare providers.
Ultrasonography is useful for detecting knee effusion and providing a real-time visualization technique for joint aspiration. It will also help with the diagnosis of a patient who has a sore, or hurting knee.