Private Msk Ultrasound Scan

In skilled hands, ultrasound is an excellent imaging tool for the assessment of joint conditions.

 
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Shoulder Ultrasound Scan

For the assessment of rotator cuff problems such as bursitis, tendinosis or tendon tears…

 
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Hand Ultrasound Scan - ZEN HEALTHCARE

Hand Ultrasound Scan

For the assessment of osteo or rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis/tenosynovitis 

 
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Elbow Ultrasound Scan

Elbow Ultrasound Scan

For the diagnosis of Tennis or Golfer’s elbow from repetitive strain movements.

 
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Knee Ultrasound Scan - ZEN HEALTHCARE

Knee Ultrasound Scan

For the assessment of the arthritis, tendinosis, joint effusions, signs of meniscal damage and Baker’s cysts

 
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Foot Ultrasound Scan

For the assessment of arthritis, tendinosis, heel pain/plantar fasciatis, Morton’s Neuromas and fibromas.

 
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Ankle Ultrasound Scan - zen healthcare

Ankle Ultrasound Scan

For the assessment of arthiritis, tendinosis, tenosynovitis, Achille’s tendon tear or inflammation and sprained …

 
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Wrist Ultrasound Scan - ZEN HEALTHCARE

Wrist Ultrasound Scan

For the assessment of osteo or rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis/tenosynovitis…

 
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Hip Ultrasound Scan - ZEN HEALTHCARE

Hip Ultrasound Scan

For the assessment of arthritis, tendinitis and bursitis

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Private Msk Ultrasound Scan – London

ZEN HEALTHCARE offers private ultrasound scans in London to provide you with an accelerated diagnosis about your health and the health so that you can continue enjoying your every day without unnecessary worry.

MSK – Musculoskeletal ultrasound scans can assess the joints for common problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, fluid in the jointsetc…

Ultrasound scans are often particularly advantageous over other imaging modalities such as MRI because the sonographer can dynamically assess the joint whilst performing the scan. In addition, ultrasound scans are cheaper than MRI,completely safe, quicker to perform and have no contraindications such as claustrophobia or containing metal in the body

 

List of the most common musculoskeletal ultrasound scans

Shoulder Ultrasound Scan

Shoulder ultrasound is consistently utilized in the assessment of the shoulder . it’s quick painless ultrasound scan examination and readily available. For the assessment of rotator cuff problems such as bursitis, tendinosis or tendon tears. Symptoms would include shoulder pain and reduced mobility..

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Shoulder Ultrasound Scan description

  • Biceps Tendon
  • Subscapularis
  • Supraspinatus
  • Infraspinatus
  • Teres Minor
  • Deltoid Muscle
  • Abnormal fluid or inflammation around the shoulder
 
  • Pain
  • Rotator cuff problems
  • Tears
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Impingement
  • Discomfort
  • Biceps Rupture
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Impingement Syndrome
 

No preparation is necessary for this ultrasound scan..

Before the ultrasound scan our sonographer will discuss your reasons for your scan and will explain the ultrasound examination procedure. You will be asked to sit on a chair in front of the ultrasound scannerand expose your shoulder (a dressing gown will be provided for the ladies). Ultrasonic gel will be placed on your shoulder and the ultrasound probe will be moved in different directions to visualise the shoulder anatomical structures. You will beasked to move your arm during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
Our sonographer will explain the findings during and after the ultrasound scan and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.
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Before the ultrasound scan our sonographer will discuss your reasons for your scan and will explain the ultrasound examination procedure.

You will be asked to sit on a chair in front of the ultrasound scanner and expose your shoulder (a dressing gown will be provided for the ladies).

Ultrasonic gel will be placed on your shoulder and the ultrasound probe will be moved in different directions to visualise the shoulder anatomical structures.

You will be asked to move your arm during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.

Our sonographer will explain the findings during and after the ultrasound scan and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

Hand Ultrasound Scan

The bones of the hand and wrist provide the body with support and flexibility to manipulate objects in many different ways. Each hand contains 27 distinct bones that give the hand an incredible range and precision of motion. The forearm’s ulna and radius support the many muscles that manipulate the bones of the hand and wrist.

Specific situations in which ultrasound offers definite benefits include evaluation of tendon inflammation and rupture, evaluation of palpable masses or suspected occult masses, and evaluation of suspected foreign bodies.

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Hand Ultrasound Scan description

The purpose of this hand ultrasound scan is to evaluate your hand anatomy:

  • Finger Flexor
  • Tendons
  • Tendon sheath
  • Pulleys
  • Palmar fascia
  • Ulnar collateral ligament
 
  • Pain
  • Reduced Movement
  • Osteo or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Swelling
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Discomfort
  • Inflammation
  • Muscular, tendinous and ligamentous damage (chronic and acute).
  • Foreign bodies.
  • Joint effusions.
  • Soft tissue masses such as lipomas.
  • Classification of a mass eg solid, cystic, mixed.
  • Post surgical complications eg abscess, oedema.
  • Relationship of normal anatomy and pathology to each other.
  • Some bony pathology.

No preparation is necessary for this scan.

Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow-up recommendation.

Before the ultrasound scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to sit on a chair and rest your arm on a pillow. A small amount of gel will be placed on your hand and the ultrasound probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move your hand during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.

During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

Elbow Ultrasound Scan

The elbow joint is a complex joint composed of three communicating joints that share a common synovial membrane. Ultrasound scans are frequently requested for the examination of patients with elbow pain, which is generally caused by overuse syndromes, trauma, inflammatory diseases, or neuropathies. Any activity that involves excessive flexion-extension movements of the elbow can result in undue stress on the ligaments, tendons, and muscles that stabilize the joint. Nerve entrapment as in Radial Tunnel Syndrome, carpal tunnel or median nerve entrapment neuropathy and cubital tunnel or ulnar nerve entrapment neuropathy can also occur. These types of injuries happen gradually over time and can aggravate existing conditions such as Tendonitis. Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are examples of common overuse injuries.

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Elbow Ultrasound Scan description

The purpose of this ultrasound scan is to examine your elbow for the diagnosis of Tennis or Golfer’s elbow from repetitive strain movements and other pathologies.

  • Pain
  • Reduced Movement
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Students Elbow
  • Tear
  • Tumours & Cancers
  • Discomfort
  • Inflammation
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Nerve entrapment
 

No preparation is necessary for this ultrasound scan..

Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow up recommendation.

Before the scan our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. The elbow joint is examined while the client is seated with his/her arm resting on the examination table. The technique used depends to some extent on the location of the pain and other clinical findings. The position of the patient’s arm will obviously vary depending on the aspect being examined. The joint is studied in both the flexed and extended positions.

Knee Ultrasound Scan

Knee problems and knee pain are common as the knee is a frequent point of contact during traumatic accidents and is prone to wear and tear due to its weight-bearing nature. It is also a common site for arthritis pain. The knee joint is made up of four main things: bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Three bones meet to form your knee joint: your thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia), and kneecap (patella).

Ultrasonography is a noninvasive imaging modality used for the assessment of the knee joint. It can provide clinically useful information on a wide range of pathologic conditions affecting components of the knee joint, including the tendons, ligaments, muscles, synovial space, articular cartilage, and surrounding soft tissues. Color and power Doppler techniques can be used to measure neovascularization within the synovial lining of the joint, tendons, and soft-tissue masses.

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Knee Ultrasound Scan description

The purpose of this knee ultrasound scan is to provide an assessment of the major musculoskeletal structures in the knee joint. They include:

  • Quadriceps tendon
  • Patellar tendon
  • Bursa
  • Bicepsfemoris
  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • Medial collateral ligament
  • Lateral collateral ligament
  • Posterior cruciate ligament
 
  • Pain
  • Reduced Movement
  • Tumours & Cancers
  • Discomfort
  • Inflammation
  • Patellar tendinosis
  • Patellar tendon tear
  • Quadriceps tendon tear
  • Prepatellar bursitis
  • Infrapatellar bursitis
  • Popliteal cyst (Baker cyst)
  • Fractured kneecap
  • Torn meniscus
  • Torn ligament
  • Torn hamstring muscle
  • Gout (a form of arthritis)

No preparation is necessary for this knee scan.

Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow up recommendation.

Before the scan our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to expose your knee and lie on the bed. A small amount of warm jelly will be placed on your knee and the ultrasound probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move your knee during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the knee ultrasound examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

Foot Ultrasound Scan

Musculoskeletal ultrasonography is a very powerful diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of a wide array of foot and ankle problems such tendinosis, tenosynovitis, paratendinitis, rupture, dislocation, ligaments that are commonly torn, plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, stress fractures, and plantar plate injury.

Sports and overuse injuries of the ankle and foot are common and ultrasound has been established as an excellent diagnostic modality for foot and ankle pathologies, providing a rapid noninvasive examination tool that is well tolerated by the patient with acute or chronic pain. The opportunity for dynamic examination is another advantage of ultrasound in evaluating ankle and foot pathology, where manoeuvres such as muscle contraction and stressing of the joint may be particularly helpful.

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Foot Ultrasound Scan description

The purpose of this foot ultrasound scan is to assess major the structures in the foot joint

  • Tendons
  • Tendons Sheaths
  • bursa
  • Ligaments
 
  • Pain
  • Reduced Movement
  • Tear
  • Discomfort
  • Inflammation
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Plantar Fibroma
  • Mortons Neuroma
  • Tumours, Cancers
  • Foreign bodies
  • Soft tissue masses such as ganglia, lipomas
  • Bursitis or capsulitis of the joints
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tendonitis or tendon tears
  • Heel spurs
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Muscular damage (chronic and acute)
  • Joint effusions
  • Vascular pathology
  • Haematomas
  • Classification of a mass eg solid, cystic, mixed
  • Post surgical complications eg abscess, oedema
  • Some bony pathology such as athritis.

No preparation is necessary for this ultrasound scan..

Ultrasound scan report and if needed, a follow up recommendation.

Before the scan our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to remove your shoe and sock and lie on the bed. A small amount of gel will be placed on your foot and the probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move your foot during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

Ankle Ultrasound Scan

Musculoskeletal ultrasonography is a very powerful diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of wide array of foot and ankle problems such tendinosis, tenosynovitis, paratendinitis, rupture, dislocation, ligaments that are commonly torn, plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, stress fractures, and plantar plate injury.

Sports and overuse injuries of the ankle and foot are common and ultrasound has been established as an excellent diagnostic modality for foot and ankle pathologes, providing a rapid noninvasive examination tool that is well tolerated by the patient with acute or chronic pain. The opportunity for dynamic examination is another advantage of ultrasound in evaluating ankle and foot pathology, where maneuvers such as muscle contraction and stressing of the joint may be particularly helpful.

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Ankle Ultrasound Scan description

The purpose of this ankle ultrasound scan is to provide an assessment of the ankle joint:

  • Tendons
  • Tendons Sheaths
  • Anterior joint space
  • Retrocalcaneal bursa
  • Ligaments
 
  • Pain
  • Intra-articular bodies
  • Tear
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Soft tissue masses
  • Bursitis or capsulitis of the joints
  • Ligament injuries
  • Effusion
  • Gaglion cysts
 

No preparation is necessary for this ultrasound scan.

Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow up recommendation.

Before the scan our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to remove your shoe and sock and lie on the bed. A small amount of gel will be placed on your ankle and the probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move your ankle during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

Wrist Ultrasound Scan

The bones of the hand and wrist provide the body with support and flexibility to manipulate objects in many different ways. Each hand contains 27 distinct bones that give the hand an incredible range and precision of motion. The forearm’s ulna and radius support the many muscles that manipulate the bones of the hand and wrist.

Although the anatomy of the hand and wrist is complex and the pathologic conditions encountered are diverse, many of the disease processes are localized, and in many situations, the clinical question is specific and limited. Because of this, ultrasound has always been an attractive imaging modality for evaluation of hand and wrist problems.

Specific situations in which ultrasound offers definite benefits include evaluation of tendon inflammation and rupture, evaluation of palpable masses or suspected occult masses, and evaluation of suspected foreign bodies.

Hand and wrist injuries are also common in athletes and can affect articular structures (ligaments, joint surfaces etc), periarticular tendons, muscles and nerves. These injuries can be acute or chronic. Acute injuries follow sudden traumatic events such as falls or joint sprains. Chronic lesions can be the result of local repetitive microtrauma or the sequelae of an acute injury.

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Wrist Ultrasound Scan description

The purpose of this wrist ultrasound scan is to provide an assessment of the musculoskeletal structures in the wrist join. They include: 

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Ulnar nerve
  • Distal radioulnar joint
  • Midcarpal joints
  • Trinagular fibrocartilage complex
  • The six extensor compartments
  • Abnormal fluid or inflammation around the wrist
 
  • Pain
  • Reduced Movement
  • wrist effusion and/or synovial thickening (inflammatory/traumatic/septic)
  • erosions from inflammatory arthropathy
  • tenosynovitis
  • De Quervain tenosynovitis
  • intersection syndrome
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • ganglion cysts
  • tendinosis, partial thickness tendon tear, full thickness tendon tear
  • scapholunate ligament injury
  • TFCC injury
  • avulsion injuries
  • aneurysm/pseudoaneurysm
  • neuromas

No preparation is necessary for this ultrasound scan..

Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow up recommendation.

Before the ultrasound scan our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to sit on a chair and expose your wrist. A small amount of gel will be placed on your wrist and the ultrasound probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move your wrist during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you

Hip Ultrasound Scan

Hip and groin pain is very common and ultrasound has been proven to be a useful tool in the assessment of the hip tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves, synovial recesses, articular cartilage, bone surfaces and joint capsule. The goal of ultrasound scan is to detect and localize pathological processes, to differentiate between intra articular and extra articular pathology.

Many hip diseases are detectable with ultrasound including assessment of the soft tissues, tendons, ligaments and muscles, and also of the bone structures and joint spaces. In patients with sports-related hip pain, ultrasound has an important role in dynamic assessment of snapping iliopsoas tendon, joint fluid, bursitis, haematoma and paralabral cyst formation.

Potential causes of hip discomfort and fever include psoas abscess, prostatitis, pelvic inflammatory disease and urinary tract infections. Ultrasoundhas the ability to help diagnose these conditions, allowing appropriate and timely initiation of treatment.

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Hip Ultrasound Scan description

The purpose of the hip ultrasound scan is to provide an assessment of the hip musculoskeletal structures. 

They include: 

  • Bone 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
 
  • Pain
  • Muscular and some ligaments damage (chronic and acute)
  • Bursitis
  • Joint effusion
  • Vascular pathology
  • Haematomas
  • Soft tissue masses such as ganglia, lipomas
  • Classification of a mass eg solid, cystic, mixed
  • Post surgical complications eg abscess, edema
  • Some bony pathology.

No preparation is necessary for this ultrasound scan.

Ultrasound report with images and if needed, a follow up recommendation.

Before the scan our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to lie on the bed and expose your groin and hip. A small amount of gel will be placed on your hip and the probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move your hip during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

 

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