The Manos Clinics

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Worthing

West Sussex

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Medical Ultrasound

Sarah Morriss - Sonographer & Masseuse

What is Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound?

Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound is a safe, immediate, valuable tool to assess structures and diagnose injuries/pathologies in the musculoskeletal system. It has the added benefit of assessing certain structures dynamically, visualising disruption of muscle, tendon, ligamentous tissues and joint areas.

Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound can be used to diagnose the following:

  • TENDINOPATHIES:

ACHILES TENDINITIS

TENNIS ELBOW

GOLFER'S ELBOW

KNEE PAIN

PATELLAR TENDINITIS


  • SHOULDER PAIN:

ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES

LIGAMENTOUS INJURIES

  • JOINT SPRAINS
  • JOINT EFFUSIONS
  • BURSITIS
  • GANGLION CYSTS
  • MUSCLE STRAINS
  • MENISCAL INJURIES OF THE KNEE
  • PLANTAR FASCIITIS
  • MORTON'S NEUROMA
  • ANKLE/FOOT INJURIES
  • ARTHRITIC CHANGES AT BONE CORTICES & JOINT AREAS
  • CALCIFIC TENDINITIS
  • CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
  • NEUROPATHIES
  • IMPINGEMENT
  • STRESS FRACTURES

What is included in my Ultrasound Scan appointment?

Take a medical history

Scan of area with diagnosis of potential pathology

Full report of findings kept on file and sent to your clinician

Advice on relevant action/treatment required based on ultrasound findings

More details about Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound

Ultrasound refers to all acoustic energy with a frequency above human hearing (20khz). Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is a high-frequency imaging technique which transmits soundwaves into the human body via a transducer which contacts the skin. A medium ultrasound gel is used to allow the sound waves to pass through the skin to the targeted tissues/structures under examination. Ultrasound waves are reflected between the interfaces of tissues (i.e. tendon/bone) sending information back to a display allowing us to visualise the structures in real time. The display image is arranged in layers of varying greyscale which the sonographer can interpret and determine whether structures/tissues appear normal or whether pathology/injury may be present. These structures are shown in real time giving the patient a 'visual' of their condition/injury. Sometimes it is necessary to view structures whilst applying movement to a given joint area. This provides vital information whether there may be disruption to muscles/tendons/ligaments or inflamation within joint spaces, for example.

FULLY REPORTED MUSCULOSKELETAL DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND SCAN

£105

Take a medical history
Scan of area with diagnosis of potential pathology
Full report of findings kept on file and sent to your clinician
Advice on relevant action/treatment required based on ultrasound findings