May appear hypoechoic (do not mistake for joint or bursal fluid)
View 3: Short Axis (SAX) of Posterior Fat Pad (and triceps tendon)
Triceps tendon (superficial)
Triceps muscle (hypoechoic, deeper)
Olecranon fossa with posterior fat pad
Jacobson (2013) Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Elsevier, Philadelphia, p. 72-109
Moore (2013) Upper Extremity Ultrasound Video, GCUS
Moore (2015) Sonography of the Extremities, 4th ed, p. 25-34
Lento (2016) Elbow, GCUS Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course, St Pete's Beach, attended 1/25/2016
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