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Hip Ultrasound Ultrasound Scan-One Limb

Hip Ultrasound Diagnostic Assessment

London Private Ultrasound (LPU) 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. This page is for a single side of your hip to be scanned if you would prefer both to be scanned please visit our Bilateral Hip Ultrasound Appointment Booking page.

Private Hip Ultrasound

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.

We are also able to provide injections for aspiration and further information on the ultrasound guided hip injections cost and procedure available by contacting our experienced team of clinicians, who can guide you on the suitability of the procedures and preparations as well as provide initial consultations with a specialist prior to your appointment.

Want to know more about preparation or what an ultrasound of the hip shows?

More information about your hip private ultrasound scan:

  • 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
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification within the muscles, tendons or joints
  • Cysts
  • Arthritis
  • 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.
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 Hip 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 hip ultrasound service late evenings, during weekends, Saturdays, or Sundays. Please call 02071013377 or 07414165515 to book your urgent hip 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.


To book online select the date and time that suits you best – alternatively, please contact us with any questions via the chat, call or email links provided.

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All your Questions Answered on your ultrasound diagnosis
Giulia Richard
Giulia Richard
Absolutely amazing service. Sonographer checked absolutely everything while explaining what she was doing and seeing on screen at every step, really put my mind at ease when the NHS couldn't. I strongly recommend.
Paul Razvan Berg
Paul Razvan Berg
Top notch clinic with friendly staff
Jade A
Jade A
Very fast and great service. I was seen as soon as I walked through and the staff were welcoming. I was nervous as it’s my first time getting an ultrasound on my breasts but the doctor made me feel more at ease. Would definitely recommend.
Tracey Pavitt
Tracey Pavitt
I had an ultrasound for a worrying neck lump and wait time on NHS was so long I decided it was worth paying for a private scan. I was able to self refer. I saw Reza who put me at ease and was very thorough and talked me through his findings. I later received a detailed report. I paid £195 and think it was definitely worth it and wouldn’t hesitate to use this service again.
William Cannell
William Cannell
Absolutely first class. An extremely competent and patient friendly operation with the very best equipment, and available for urgent appointments. The doctor carried out the scan efficiently and explained everything, attentive to all my concerns and questions. The booking was easy, there was no wait and the doctor was kind enough to send me the report on the same day for an urgent hospital consultation. I used London Private Ultrasound because my consultant's hospital had no available slots and I am very glad that I did.
Simon Cheifetz
Simon Cheifetz
Doctor inspired confidence, was sympathetic, explained condition well - very happy with the service
Great clinic - clinicians who listen, are thorough and highly professional. Very little waiting time and both my diagnosis and procedure (Baker cyst drainage and steroid injections) were carried out to a high standard and everything dealt with in a few days. I have had very little after pain and made a quick recovery. I was hesitant about going private and spending the money - I am neither wealthy nor health insured - but it has been well worth it to be pain free and get on with my life. Highly recommended.
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