Diagnostic Ultrasound & Steroid Injections

Diagnostic Ultrasound is a specialized radiological assessment technique that requires extensive training and experience. At Meyer & Associates, we prioritize diagnostic accuracy and high-quality patient care.

Suegnet, our experienced physiotherapist, has completed a PGCert CASE-approved MSK Sonography course at Brunel University. During this course, she received comprehensive training and mentoring from an MSK consultant radiologist and expert sonographers. To further refine her skills, Suegnet has also worked in various NHS radiology departments.

With her expertise, Suegnet is able to provide detailed reports and perform ultrasound-guided injections, joint aspirations, high volume tendon injections, barbotages, hydro-distension procedures, and other specialized procedures as necessary. She regularly attends continuing professional development (CPD) courses to stay updated with the latest research and techniques.

Furthermore, Suegnet is a registered independent prescriber with the HCPC. This means she has the authority to prescribe the required medications, allowing us to offer a comprehensive “one-stop” treatment plan without the need for costly onward referrals.

Rest assured that at Meyer & Associates, we are committed to providing you with the best possible care using advanced diagnostic ultrasound techniques and a personalized treatment approach. Your well-being and convenience are our top priorities.

How is the Diagnostic Ultrasound scan done?

In musculoskeletal and sports medicine, Diagnostic Ultrasound is a valuable tool that helps us find out exactly where a problem is in your body. During the procedure, a small device called a probe is used to create sound waves (ultrasound waves). We gently place the probe on the area we want to examine.

These ultrasound waves, which you can’t hear, are sent into your body to look at the area closely. The probe collects information about the tissues and sends it back as electrical energy. The ultrasound machine then uses this information to create a detailed picture, like a photograph.

Using Diagnostic Ultrasound, we can get precise and accurate information about your muscles, bones, tendons, and other parts of your body. This helps us diagnose your condition correctly and figure out the best way to treat you. Don’t worry, the Diagnostic Ultrasound process is painless, doesn’t involve any cutting or surgery, and provides important information to guide your care.

How does Diagnostic Ultrasound work?

In musculoskeletal and sports medicine, Diagnostic Ultrasound is a valuable tool used to precisely identify the location of pathology in the body. During a Diagnostic Ultrasound, a transducer or probe is used to generate ultrasound waves. This probe is gently placed on the patient’s body in the region of interest.

The ultrasound waves, which are sound waves that cannot be heard by the human ear, are then emitted into the body to assess the area. The probe collects the acoustic properties of the tissues, and this information is converted into electrical energy. The ultrasound equipment analyzes this electrical energy to create a detailed ultrasound image.

By using Diagnostic Ultrasound, we can obtain objective and accurate information about the condition of your muscles, bones, tendons, and other structures. This helps us effectively diagnose and determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs. Rest assured that the Diagnostic Ultrasound process is painless, non-invasive, and provides valuable insights to guide your care.

Scans are performed with a GE Next Gen Logiq E

Examples of Ultrasound case studies seen in clinic:

All images are used with permission from Meyerphysio patients.

Achilles pain (tendinopathy):

A mid-portion tendinopathy of the Achiiles tendon is evident.
Hypervascularisation due to the tendinopathic changes on power Doppler signalling.

Tennis Elbow:

Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis):

Shoulder impingement:

Supraspinatus tendinopathy with bursal thickening.

Side-hip pain (Gluteal tendinopathy/Greater Trochanteric bursitis):

Side-Hip pain – (Gluteal tendinopathy/Greater Trochanteric bursitis):

Thumb Osteo-arthiritis:

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