Ultrasound scanning is not just for looking at babies! It is perhaps one of the most valuable forms of imaging for the musculoskeletal system. In addition, it can be used to perform ultrasound-guided injections. This allows the clinician to directly visualise the placement of the injection to ensure accuracy. This innovative clinic is designed to simplify the patient journey. It is for people affected by conditions of the upper and lower limbs. This includes joint, tendon, ligament, muscle and bursa conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot.
The clinic is run by Stewart Kerr (Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, Injection Therapist and Musculoskeletal Sonographer). Dr Alethea McHardy (Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine) also provides scans and injections as part of the Sport & Exercise Medicine Service. In your consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss your problem, have a thorough clinical examination and if indicated a diagnostic ultrasound scan can be undertaken. Once the examination process has been completed you will then be offered advice on the best treatment and management options for you. This may include a joint or soft tissue injection, rehabilitation and management advice. This can all be undertaken in the same session.
If you are interested in an ultrasound scan or injection and would like one of our team to get in touch to discuss, please complete the form below: