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Wrist Ultrasound Scan

Wrist Ultrasound Scan
Price : £190
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Wrist Ultrasound Scan

MSK Ultrasound Scans

Detailed scan of:

  • Wrist joint, extensor tendons, flexor tendons, distal radio-ulnar joint, median nerve, lumps and bumps, and affected area

At Phoenix Ultrasound, we provide a specialised Wrist ultrasound scan for both male and female patients aged 18 and above.

Our non-invasive and painless ultrasound imaging technique offers a radiation-free diagnostic assessment of the wrist region, including joints, tendons and nerves, and adjacent structures.
This comprehensive scan aids in the identification and diagnosis of various conditions, including Tendon Problems and Injuries (De Quervain, Intersection Syndrome, Tendinopathy, Tendon Tears), Inflammatory issues (Joint Synovitis, Tenosynovitis), Osteoarthritis (Wrist Wear and Tear), Instability, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Median Nerve Entrapment), Guyon’s Canal (Ulnar Nerve Entrapment), Small Lumps and Bumps (Ganglion Cyst and Lipoma), and other issues.

Common symptoms such as Pain during activities or at Night, Limited or Painful range of Motion, Pain during gripping, Pressure or Repetitive motions, Morning stiffness, Swelling, or Lumps are compelling reasons to have a wrist ultrasound scan.

Book your appointment today at Phoenix Ultrasound for a thorough assessment and peace of mind.

There are no associated risks or side effects with a wrist ultrasound scan. Ultrasound, the imaging technique used, does not involve any radiation. This is one reason why doctors prefer ultrasound for monitoring developing babies in pregnant women.


You may need a wrist ultrasound scan if you experience one or more of the following signs and symptoms:
• Pain and swelling around the wrist region, affecting movement, daily activities or sporting activities.
• Pain during gripping, pressure or repetitive movements.
• Stiffness in the wrist in the morning or after a period of inactivity.
• Limited range of motion, pain or difficulty fully bending or twisting the wrist.
• Pain, limited range of motion, or instability after a fall, injury or accident.
• Unable to progress training or to achieve nominal performance.
• Numbness, tingling or other nerve symptoms (pins and needles, burning pain, electric shock sensation) in the wrist or hand.
• Discomfort during sport or at the end of an active day.
• Concerned about and bumps in the wrist region.
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, consider booking a wrist ultrasound scan at Phoenix Ultrasound to assess the underlying structures and diagnose any potential issues. Early detection can lead to timely intervention and better outcomes.
During this ultrasound scan, our specialist sonographer will assess the whole wrist region using ultrasound technology.
The appointment encompasses the following:
• Relevant Medical History: We will gather information about your medical history and injuries to ensure a thorough assessment.
• Ultrasound Examination: We will perform a detailed ultrasound scan of the wrist, including the joints (wrist and distal radio-ulnar joint), overlying extensor tendon compartments, flexor tendons, median and ulnar nerves, and other mechanical or inflammatory issues.
• Explanation of Findings: You will receive clear explanations of all findings during and after the ultrasound scan.
• Official Report: We will provide you with an official report within 24 hours, including relevant images from your scan.
• Further Recommendations: If necessary, we may recommend a follow-up scan, referral to your GP or a specialist, or suggest additional tests such as blood test or other imaging.
At Phoenix Ultrasound, our goal is to offer a comprehensive and informative service to guide you through the diagnostic process. Your health and well-being are our top priorities.
The most common findings are tenosynovitis (inflammation, fluid and thickening of the sheath surrounding the tendons of the wrist, such as in De Quervain’s tenosynovitis), and ganglion cysts (small lumps caused by pockets of fluid developing around the wrist joint and tendons).
The wrist joint is assessed for signs of synovitis (joint inflammation with fluid and thickening, causing stiffness and pain).
Ultrasound is also useful to assess the median nerve and ulnar nerve for signs of entrapment neuropathies (carpal tunnel syndrome CTS, or Guyon’s canal respectively).
There is no essential preparation for this scan.
However, as the scan involves exposing the wrist, we recommend wearing clothing that allows easy access and full mobility.
Our ultrasound specialist will explain the procedure before starting. You will be guided to sit upright facing the sonographer and expose the wrist. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to the examined area for optimal imaging. Our specialist will move the probe on your skin to produce diagnostic ultrasound images.
You may be asked to move the wrist and hand in various positions, which helps better visualise structures around the wrist. Wrist ultrasound scan is safe, non-invasive (external, onto the skin), involve no radiation, and are painless so you are not expected to feel any discomfort during your ultrasound scan.
A wrist ultrasound scan is usually completed within 15-20 minutes. Our sonographer will provide recommendations based on the findings of the ultrasound scan.
You will receive your results verbally immediately after the scan. Following the appointment, the sonographer will review the images and prepare a written report within 24 hours, with any recommended actions.
The report and images will be sent to you, allowing you to discuss the findings with your doctor or physiotherapist if necessary.
There are no associated risks or side effects with a wrist ultrasound scan. Ultrasound, the imaging technique used, does not involve any radiation.
This is one reason why doctors prefer ultrasound for monitoring developing babies in pregnant women.


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