This scan is available to women from 16 years of age. (See the equivalent scan for men here)
The purpose is to examine the elbow for a range of conditions. This includes assessment of the joint, the flexor and extensor tendons, muscles, ligaments, bursa and soft-tissue swellings.
Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are to investigate the causes of elbow pain, possible injury or inflammation of the tendons for conditions such as tennis and golfers elbow, olecranon bursitis, tendinosis and degenerative changes such as arthritis.
For elbows please wear loose clothing that will expose the elbow joint for the examination.
If our practitioner considers it necessary, the opposite side may be assessed for comparison.
In the event of unexpected findings: we will offer clear advice on the next steps available to you and will offer to contact the local hospital on your behalf.
Should you receive bad news in your scan you are welcome to take time in private in our clinics to process the news and gather your thoughts before leaving: we never want you to feel rushed.
We use the latest and safest technology to transfer your images to your device so you can share them with loved ones as soon as you leave the clinic