Hand joints, finger joints, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and affected area
At Phoenix Ultrasound, we extend our expertise to provide a specialised Hand ultrasound scan for both male and female patients aged 18 and above.
Our non-invasive and painless ultrasound imaging technique ensures a thorough, radiation-free diagnostic assessment of the hand region, covering the joints and tendons of the fingers and thumb, as well as ligaments and nerves, and adjacent structures.
This comprehensive scan is designed to identify and diagnose a variety of conditions, including inflammation (synovitis) or osteoarthritis (“wear and tear”) of the joints of the fingers, thumb and hand, tendon problems (such as trigger finger, tenosynovitis, tendon or pulley injuries), ligament injuries, nerve entrapment (median nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome, or ulnar nerve in Guyon’s canal), palmar aponeurosis (or palmar fascia, in Dupuytren’s disease), injuries (to the joints, ligaments, palmar plates, pulleys, etc.) and other issues affecting the hand (for example De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, lumps and bumps, ganglion cysts, pearl ganglions, etc).
Common symptoms such as pain, swelling, limited range of motion, stiffness, or numbness in the hand or fingers are compelling reasons to consider a hand ultrasound scan.
Book your appointment today at Phoenix Ultrasound for a comprehensive assessment and peace of mind.
You may need a hand ultrasound scan if you experience one or more of the following signs and symptoms:
• Pain and swelling around the hand or finger joints, affecting movement, daily activities, or sporting activities.
• Pain or discomfort during gripping, pressure, or repetitive movements.
• Limited range of motion, pain, or difficulty fully bending or straightening the fingers.
• Numbness, tingling, or other nerve symptoms (pins and needles, burning pain, electric shock sensation) in the hand or fingers.
• Pain or discomfort after an injury or accident.
• Concerned about lumps, bumps, or changes in the hand or finger region.
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, consider booking a hand ultrasound scan at Phoenix Ultrasound to assess the underlying structures and diagnose potential issues. Early detection can lead to timely intervention and better outcomes.
During this ultrasound scan, our specialist sonographer will assess the entire hand 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 hand, covering joints, finger joints, tendons, ligaments, 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 tests 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 include joint inflammation, tendon problems (such as tenosynovitis, trigger finger), ligament injuries, nerve entrapment (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), arthritis, and other mechanical or inflammatory issues affecting the hand. Ultrasound is a valuable tool for assessing the intricate structures of the fingers, thumb and hand, ensuring a precise and accurate diagnosis.
Our ultrasound specialist will explain the procedure before starting. You will be guided to sit comfortably facing the sonographer and expose the hand. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied for optimal imaging. Our specialist will move the probe on your skin to produce diagnostic ultrasound images. You may be asked to move your hand and fingers in various positions, which helps better visualise structures around the hand. Hand ultrasound scan is safe, non-invasive (external, onto the skin), involves no radiation, and is painless, so you are not expected to feel any discomfort during your ultrasound scan. A hand 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, physiotherapist, hand therapist or consultant if necessary.
There are no associated risks or side effects with a hand 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.