Musculoskeletal Ultrasound & Injections

Ultrasound-guided injections

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound & Injections
  • Real-time diagnostic visualisation
  • No exposure to radiation
  • Accurate injections, even in difficult areas
Pricing From £150
Consultation duration 30 minutes
Professional Sonographer
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Results Treatment Dependent
Our Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist offers musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injections for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assess and treat different musculoskeletal problems that can affect joints, tendons, ligaments & muscles.

A gentleman in a white vest laying on a hospital bed while the sonographer in blue scrubs uses ultrasound device to guide him to inject in the muscle.

In addition to therapeutic interventions, MSK ultrasound offers a specific real-time diagnostic visualisation that cannot be recreated with an X-ray, CT, or MRI.

Bodyvie’s MSK ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injection clinic makes access to pain-relieving injections as easy as possible for patients whilst offering the highest levels of expertise and patient care.

MSK injections are usually recommended when the anatomical location is incredibly small, surrounded by sensitive structures (such as major blood vessels or nerves), or deep under the skin’s surface. Examples of these locations could include the small joints of the hands and feet or deep structures, such as the hip joint.

The benefit of an MSK injection, much like other ultrasounds, is that it does not expose you to radiation and is the safest and quickest way to administer guided injections.

The procedure

An ultrasound probe is placed lightly on the skin, and ultrasound gel is then used between the probe and the skin, allowing the ultrasound waves to depict an image of the joints/tendon/ligament/muscle and more below the surface of the skin.

Once a clear picture has been visualised, a needle is entered through the skin and is cautiously guided by the live images on the screen.

Very little preparation is needed for an MSK injection. Please inform your healthcare professional if you are allergic to any medications or gels or are on blood thinners. You may need to have your MSK injection deferred or your INR checked before injecting large weight-bearing joints (such as your knee or ankle). You are welcome to eat and drink as normal before an MSK  injection.

What do we treat?

We perform diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided steroid injections for various problems and areas. These include:

  • Rotator cuff pain/tear
  • Biceps tendon pain
  • Subacromial bursitis
  • Subacromial impingement
  • ACJ pain/instability
  • Hydrodilatation
  • Subacromial bursa steroid injection
  • Acromioclavicular joint steroid injection
  • Suprascapular nerve block
  • Intra articular glenohumeral joint steroid injection
  • The long head of the biceps tendon sheath injection
  • Barbotage procedure for Calcific tendonitis
  • ​Common flexor tendon origin pain
  • Common extensor tendon origin pain
  • Distal biceps tendon pain
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Olecranon bursitis
  • Tennis elbow injections
  • Golfer’s elbow injections
  • Olecranon bursitis steroid injection
  • Distal biceps tendon pain management
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome injection
  • Dynamic ultrasound for ulnar nerve subluxation
  • Flexor or extensor tendons pain
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Trigger finger
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Swellings/lumps around the wrist joint
  • Wrist joint steroid injection
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome steroid injection
  • Ganglion cyst aspiration/steroid injection
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis steroid injection
  • Assessment for suspected inflammatory arthritis
  • Thumb base (CMCJ) & hand joints steroid injection
  • Trigger finger/trigger thumb steroid injection
  • Flexor or extensor tendons pain
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Trigger finger
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Swellings/lumps around the wrist joint
  • Wrist joint steroid injection
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome steroid injection
  • Ganglion cyst aspiration/steroid injection
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis steroid injection
  • Assessment for suspected inflammatory arthritis
  • Trigger finger/trigger thumb steroid injection
  • Thumb base (CMCJ) & hand joints steroid injection
  • Quadriceps tendon pain
  • Patellar tendon pain
  • Baker’s cyst assessment
  • Joint effusion/synovitis
  • Pes anserine bursa assessment
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Intra articular knee joint steroid injection
  • Baker’s cyst aspiration/ steroid injection
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome injection
  • Fat pad impingement steroid injection
  • Prepatellar bursitis aspiration/steroid injection
  • Patellar tendinopathy (Jumper’s knee) injection
  • Pes anserine tendinopathy/bursitis steroid injection
Foot & Ankle:
  • Calf injuries/tennis leg
  • Plantar fascia pain
  • Foot/ankle tendons pain
  • Morton’s neuroma assessment
  • Achilles tendon pain/retrocalcaneal bursitis
  • Intra articular foot/big toe steroid injections
  • Intra-articular ankle steroid injections
  • Gout management
  • Morton’s neuroma injections
  • Plantar fasciitis injections
  • Sinus tarsi syndrome injections
  • Achilles tendinopathy management
  • Heel bursitis injections
  • Baxter’s nerve entrapment
  • Tibialis posterior tendinopath
  • Peroneal tendinopathy

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound & Ultrasound-Guided Injections:

  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Scan Examination: Cost £150 (This includes any of the following: Musculoskeletal ultrasound (Joint/muscle/tendon/ligaments)*, Abdominal wall/hernia ultrasound*, Swelling (Lumps & bumps) ultrasound*
  • Ultrasound Guided Shoulder Hydrodilatation/Hydrodistension: Cost £395

  • Ultrasound-guided high-volume injection for Achilles tendon fat pad stripping: Cost £395

  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injection (Joint/tendon/ligament): Cost £250

  • Ultrasound Guided Barbotage/Lavage for Calcific Tendonitis: Cost £395

  • Ultrasound Guided Aspiration and Steroid Injection (Ganglion or Baker’s Cyst): Cost £395 

  • Ultrasound Guided Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): Cost £450
  • Ultrasound Guided Hyaluronic Acid Ostenil Plus Injection: Cost £300

Please note: 

*The price quoted is for a single body part diagnostic ultrasound scan. If an additional scan is needed, this will be charged an extra £75.

The total price of the scan/procedure will be charged at the time of booking. A full refund will be issued for cancellations 48 hours before the appointment. Please contact us as soon as possible if your circumstances change and you wish to cancel your appointment.

Suppose you have booked an ultrasound-guided steroid injection/procedure; after consultation, this is considered unnecessary or not recommended. In that case, you will be only charged for a diagnostic ultrasound scan examination (£135).

​It would be best if you had a referral for a diagnostic ultrasound scan or an ultrasound-guided injection/procedure before your consultation at the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Injections clinic. This can be arranged by your physiotherapist, GP or a hospital specialist (like an orthopaedic surgeon). 

A minimum of 3 months gap is required if you are booking a repeat steroid injection into the same body part.​

If you’re interested in finding out more about our MSK injections, please give us a ring or send us a message via our contact page.

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