Hip – One Limb
Private Ultrasound Clinic(PUC) offers a hip and thigh ultrasound scan to the male and female patients over 18 years old. Hip pain due to Sport-related injuries, trauma, bursitis, or arthritis is the most common reason for having a hip ultrasound diagnostic examination.
Ultrasound is a useful modality and first choice in the assessment of the hip joint to detect and localize pathologies. Hip and thigh ultrasound is a dynamic, fast, and affordable scan for evaluation of hip and thigh injuries, arthritis, or hip wear and tear.
Private hip ultrasound can provide useful information on a wide range of pathologic conditions affecting hip joint components and thigh like tendons and muscles, ligaments, bursae and cysts, synovial space, articular cartilage, joint capsule, bone surface, surrounding soft tissues, peripheral nerve, or vascular abnormalities. Color and power Doppler hip ultrasound can be used to measure neovascularization within the synovial lining of the joints, tendons, and soft-tissue masses.
Here we provide a few questions and answers to offer you more information about your hip private ultrasound scan:
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- Hip pain and discomfort
- Evidence of Bursitis or Arthritis
- Abscess that can cause pain and high temperature
- Bony pathologies
- Classification of a mass, e.g., solid, cystic, or complex masses
- Evidence of damage, tear, or torn ligament
- Evidence of Inflammation of the hip joint
- Evidence of Tendinitis, partial or full tendon tear, or torn tendon
- Evidence of Tumours & Cancers
- Joint effusion
- Possibility of damage, tear, or torn muscle
- Post-surgical or post-trauma complications, e.g. abscess, oedema, haematoma
- Reduced Movement
- Soft tissue masses such as ganglia, lipomas, and epidermoid cysts
- Vascular pathologies
In this scan we will
- Scan your Bony structures (femoral head and acetabulum), Fibrocartilaginous structures (acetabular labrum), Cartilage layers covering the hip joint, Capsular-ligamentous structures, Synovial joint, Muscles and tendons, Synovial bursae, Neurovascular structures.
- Take your relevant medical history
- Provide up to 10 minutes consultation
- Explain all findings during and after your ultrasound scan
- Write an official scan report after or within 24 hrs, with appropriate images included in the report
- Recommend a follow-up ultrasound scan if necessary
- Offer GP or specialist referral and a Blood Test if needed
- Also recommend Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection, Hyaluronic Acid Injection, or Cortisone (Steroid) injections if they are necessary.
- Abnormal fluid or inflammation around the hip joint, synovitis
- Bonsurface irregularity
- Calcification within the muscles, tendons or joints
- Joint space abnormality
- Muscular tear or damage or torn muscle
- Tendon partial or full thickness tear
- Tendon Rupture
- Tendonitis (swelling of the tendon)
- Torn ligament
- Tumours & Cancers
In some cases, we will recommend a relevant blood test, steroid injection, Hyaluronic acid injection, or Plasma-rich platelet injection.
There is no preparation for the hip ultrasound scan.
Our Ultrasound Specialists will explain the procedure before your scan. When you expose your hip, you will be guided to lie on your back on the examination couch. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your hip. Our specialist will move the probe on your skin to produce diagnostic ultrasound images. You will not feel any discomfort during your ultrasound scan. A hip ultrasound scan is regularly completed within 15-20 minutes. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action, depending on the ultrasound scan findings.
There are no risks or side effects associated with the Hip ultrasound scan. Ultrasound does not use any radiation.