Knee – One Limb
London Private Ultrasound (LPU) 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
Possibility of Baker cyst
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
Infra or suprapatellar bursitis
Joint space abnormality
Patellar tendon tendinitis or tear
Popliteal cyst (Baker cyst)
Quadriceps tendon tear
Tendon partial or full thickness tear
Tendonitis (swelling of the tendon)
Torn hamstring muscle
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.
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 Knee 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 knee ultrasound service late evenings, during weekends, Saturdays, or Sundays. Please call 02071013377 or 07414165515 to book your urgent knee 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.