Ankle – Two Limbs
London Private Ultrasound (LPU) offers an ankle ultrasound scan to male and female patients over 18 years old. Ankle pain and discomfort following sports injuries are the most common reason for having an ankle ultrasound diagnostic examination.
In this scan, specialist will assess the main musculoskeletal structures in your ankle and foot. Ultrasound is a dynamic, fast, affordable, and very powerful diagnostic modality for evaluation and diagnosis of a wide range of ankle and foot injuries such as;
Ankle pain or discomfort, Ankle dislocation, Ankle instability, Joint effusion, Arthritis, Morton’s Neuroma,Tendon tear or rupture, Ganglion cysts, Ligament injuries, Plantar fasciitis, Ruptured Tendon, Soft tissue masses, Stress fractures, Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis, Torn ligaments.
Ankle pain or discomfort
Bursitis of the joints
capsulitis of the joints
Evidence of Arthritis
Evidence of Morton's Neuroma
Full or partial Tear in the Tendons
Plantar plate injury
Soft tissue masses
Evaluation of major musculoskeletal structures. Such as:
Main Vessels, and Nerve
In this scan we will
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.
And the most common findings are;
Abnormal fluid or inflammation around the ankle
Calcification within the muscles, tendons or joints
Evidence of Arthritis
Joint space abnormalities
Tendon injuries like; rupture, tear
Tendonitis (swelling of the tendon)
Torn ligament or tendon
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 ankle ultrasound scan.
Our Ultrasound Specialists will explain the procedure before your scan. When you expose your ankle, you will be guided to sit on the examination couch.
A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your ankle.
Our specialist will move the probe on your skin to produce diagnostic ultrasound images. You will not feel any discomfort during your ultrasound scan.
An ankle ultrasound scan is regularly completed within 15-20 minutes. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action, depending on the ultrasound scan findings.
You will receive your results verbally during and after the scan. However, the Sonographer will examine the relevant images after your appointment and prepare a written report after your scan or within 24 hours with any recommended actions. The report will be sent to you so that you can discuss the findings with your doctor, if required.
There are no risks or side effects associated with the Ankle ultrasound scan. Ultrasound does not use any radiation.
Urgent health conditions can happen at any time of the day or night. In London Private Ultrasound, we offer emergency ankle ultrasound service late evenings, during weekends, Saturdays, or Sundays. Please call 07414165515 to book your urgent ankle ultrasound appointment now. (Terms and conditions apply)
Combining your ultrasound scan with one of our screening tests or Joint injections will give you a better picture of your health. We will recommend any beneficial screenings or injections when you book online and will also recommend any further tests, injections, or screenings after your ultrasound scan.
Please add your requested screening ultrasound, blood test, or health check-up while you are booking your ultrasound scan appointment.