Musculoskeletal

WE perFORM THE FOLLOWING MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND SCANS:


all ACC scans are free

shoulder Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan of the shoulder is used to check for muscle tears and fluid associated with the Rotator Cuff, swelling of the Sub Acromial bursa (bursitis) ,and the Biceps tendon (LHB) can be assessed.

Ankle ultrasound

An ultrasound scan of the ankle is used to assess tendons and ligaments for damage and also the ankle joint for fluid. Ruptures, tears, and tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon can also be well assessed with ultrasound imaging.

Knee ultrasound

An ultrasound scan of the knee is used to assess the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL), Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL), quadriceps and patella tendon for strains and tears. The popliteal fossa is also checked for Baker’s Cyst, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and other abnormalities

Elbow ultrasound

An ultrasound scan of the elbow is used to rule out Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow) and Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow) and assess injury to the lower parts of the biceps and triceps tendon.

Wrist ultrasound

An ultrasound scan of the wrist is used to check for swelling and/or pain of the tendons in the wrist. De Quervains abnormality is a common inflammatory condition of the wrist that is diagnosed with ultrasound imaging. Ultrasound is also used to assess for Ganglions which are fluid filled structures arising from either the tendon sheaths or the wrist joint.

Calf muscle ultrasound/achilles

Tears in the calf muscle region can be well visualised with ultrasound.  They can be measured and the extent of the tear assessed.