Knee – Two Limbs
Private Ultrasound Clinic(PUC) offers a to the male and female patients over 18 years old. Knee pain due to trauma and arthritis is the most common reason for having a knee ultrasound diagnostic examination.
In this scan specialist will assess the main musculoskeletal structures in your knee, such as bones, cartilages, ligaments, and tendons.
Knee ultrasound is a dynamic, fast, and affordable scan for evaluation of the knee injuries, arthritis, or knee wear and tear due to its weight-bearing nature.
Private knee ultrasound can provide useful information on a wide range of pathologic conditions affecting knee joint components like tendons and muscles, ligaments, bursae and cysts, synovial space, articular cartilage, surrounding soft tissues, peripheral nerve, or vascular abnormalities. Color and power Doppler knee 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 knee private ultrasound scan:
- Knee Pain and discomfort
- Arthritis like Gout
- Evidence of bursitis
- Evidence of Inflammation in the knee joint
- Evidence of Tendinitis, partial or full tendon tear, or torn tendon
- Evidence of Tumours & Cancers
- knee instability
- Possibility of Baker cyst
- Reduced Movement
- Possibility of damage, tear, or torn hamstring muscle
- Chance of damage, tear, or torn ligament
- Possibility torn meniscus
In this scan we will
- Scan your Quadriceps tendon, Patella, Patellar tendon, Bursae, Femoral articular cartilage, medial and lateral collateral ligaments, medial and lateral meniscus, Iliotibial tract, Biceps femoris.
- 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 knee
- Calcification within the muscles, tendons or joints
- Evidence of Arthritis or gout
- Fractured kneecap
- Infra or suprapatellar bursitis
- Joint space abnormality
- Patellar tendon tendinitis or tear
- Popliteal cyst (Baker cyst)
- Prepatellar bursitis
- Quadriceps tendon tear
- Tendon partial or full thickness tear
- Tendon Rupture
- Tendonitis (swelling of the tendon)
- Torn hamstring muscle
- Torn ligament
- Torn meniscus
- 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 knee ultrasound scan.
Our Ultrasound Specialists will explain the procedure before your scan. When you expose your knee, you will be guided to lie on your back on the examination couch and bend your knee. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your knee. 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 knee ultrasound scan is regularly completed within 15-20 minutes. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action, depending on the ultrasound scan findings.