Private Knee Ultrasound Scan
Knee Ultrasound Scan – At a Glance
- Ultrasound scan for knee-related health complaints
- No GP referral is required
- Same-day digital results
- Fully qualified, experienced NHS sonographers
- No preparation is required
- Same-day appointments are usually available.
- Only £159
- Book Online or over the phone
Knee problems and knee pain are common as the knee is a frequent point of contact during traumatic accidents and is prone to wear and tear due to its weight-bearing nature. It is also a common site for arthritis pain. The knee joint is made up of four main things: bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Three bones meet to form your knee joint: your thigh bone (femur), shin bone (tibia), and kneecap (patella).
Ultrasonography is a noninvasive imaging modality used for the assessment of the knee joint. It can provide clinically useful information on a wide range of pathologic conditions affecting components of the knee joint, including the tendons, ligaments, muscles, synovial space, articular cartilage, and surrounding soft tissues. Colour and power Doppler techniques can be used to measure neovascularization within the synovial lining of the joints, tendons, and soft-tissue masses.
What is the purpose of this Knee ultrasound scan?
The purpose of this knee ultrasound scan is to provide an assessment of the major musculoskeletal structures in the knee joint. They include:
- Quadriceps tendon
- Patellar tendon
- Biceps femoris
- Anterior cruciate ligament
- Medial collateral ligament
- Lateral collateral ligament
- Posterior cruciate ligament
Reasons for having a knee ultrasound scan include:
- Reduced Movement
- Tumours & Cancers
- Patellar tendinosis
- Patellar tendon tear
- Quadriceps tendon tear
- Prepatellar bursitis
- Infrapatellar bursitis
- A popliteal cyst (Baker cyst)
- Fractured kneecap
- Torn meniscus
- Torn ligament
- Torn hamstring muscle
- Gout (a form of arthritis)
What is included with this knee ultrasound scan?
- Ultrasound report and, if needed, a follow-up recommendation.
No preparation is necessary for this knee scan.
What should I expect during the knee ultrasound scan?
Before the scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to expose your knee and lie on the bed. A small amount of warm jelly will be placed on your knee and the ultrasound probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move your knee during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the knee ultrasound examination, our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.
Price: £159.00 (Both Knees examination: £229.00)
Booking an appointment at International Ultrasound Services for a pelvic ultrasound scan is simple. We should be able to arrange an appointment at a convenient time for you. Same day appointments might also be available if you need your scan results quickly.
We will provide a full ultrasound report with your results that you will be able to share with your GP or other healthcare professionals.