Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Scanning
We perform musculoskeletal scans for conditions affecting the:
Shoulder: e.g. tendon tears, bursitis, effusion.
Knee: Baker’s cyst ( meniscal ganglion would require a MRI).
Feet: Achilles tendinitis, Achilles tendon tear, plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma.
An ultrasound is usually performed after conventional treatment with pain killers and physiotherapy have been attempted.
Amongst other condition a musculoskeletal scan can detect:
- Tears in tendons
- Cysts e.g. Baker’s cyst of knee
- Inflammation of a bursa
- Neuroma e.g.Morton’s neuroma
- An effusion Fluid accumulation - in a joint
What preparations do you have to follow prior to the examination?
There is no specific preparation that does apply. However you may want to wear clothes you will be able to remove easily from the site of examination.