Hip – One Limb
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.
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:
Hip pain and discomfort
Evidence of Bursitis or Arthritis
Abscess that can cause pain and high temperature
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
Possibility of damage, tear, or torn muscle
Post-surgical or post-trauma complications, e.g. abscess, oedema, haematoma
Soft tissue masses such as ganglia, lipomas, and epidermoid cysts
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
Calcification within the muscles, tendons or joints
Joint space abnormality
Muscular tear or damage or torn muscle
Tendon partial or full thickness tear
Tendonitis (swelling of the tendon)
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.
Please add your requested screening ultrasound, blood test, or health check-up while you are booking your ultrasound scan appointment.