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Table 1 Specific sites to place the durometer at each evaluated skin area

From: Durometry as an alternative tool to the modified Rodnan’s skin score in the assessment of diffuse systemic sclerosis patients: a cross-sectional study

Skin areas Specifications for durometry
Fingers R and L Third proximal phalange
Hands R and L Between 2nd and 3rd metacarpals, 2 cm proximal to metacarpo-phalangeal joints
Forearms R and L Medial dorsal area of the forearm
Arms R and L Medial dorsal area of the arm
Face Center of the forehead
Thorax R Between 2nd e 3rd intercostal spaces, to the right
Abdomen R 5 cm to the right of the umbilical scar
Thigh R and L Medial anterior area of the thigh
Legs R and L Medial anterior area of the leg
Feet R and L Between 1st and 2nd metatarsals, 2 cm proximal to the proximal phalange
  1. R right, L left, cm centimeters