Referrals to the MSK Ultrasound Scan & Injection Clinic
We are happy to take referrals for diagnostic ultrasound scanning and injection therapy. This clinic is run by Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, Stewart Kerr, and is for patients with conditions affecting the upper and lower limbs. We would be happy to discuss any cases and the suitability for ultrasound scan or injection. Read more about the clinic here.
Injections are almost exclusively delivered under ultrasound guidance to ensure maximal accuracy. This also enables advanced procedures such as shoulder hydrodistention, barbotage for calcific tendinitis and high volume tendon injections to be undertaken.
Injections can be effective as part of a comprehensive management plan for many musculoskeletal conditions but may not be suitable for everyone. Often an injection can be a useful addition to a thorough rehabilitation program and therefore every effort is made to facilitate a seamless package of care alongside rehabilitation and other conservative management strategies.
Prior to their appointment your patient will be given an information leaflet to read thoroughly and will be given an opportunity to discuss any questions regarding injections. The patient’s appointment will include a thorough clinical examination which may include an ultrasound scan, an appropriate injection if indicated, and a report back to the referrer. If on-going rehabilitation is required they will be referred back to the referring therapist or if referred by a G.P. or other non-rehabilitation clinician, post-injection physiotherapy can be arranged as required.
If you would like any further details on the MSK Ultrasound Scan & Injection Clinic or would like to discuss a patient in more detail please contact the clinic on 01324 614044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org