One Joint


Two Joints


Soft tissue Lump


Exclusion Criteria

Musculoskeletal ultrasound, although a powerful tool in the right hands, has some unavoidable limitations worth considering before booking a scan.

  • Extensive Scarring over the area

  • Severe Obesity

  • Intra-articular pathology (Inside the joint) - Frozen shoulder


Certain contraindications also prohibit successful completion of an ultrasound examination and therefore render an ultrasound scan inappropriate

  • Refusal to consent to the examination

  • No capacity to provide informed consent 

  • Scanning over open wounds or areas of debridement

  • Presence of infectious or contagious conditions (Although this would be risk assessed and determined on a case by case basis depending on the risk to patient and staff)

Furthermore, Inner - vision have made the decision to exclude certain criteria based on experience, knowledge of own limitations and in the patients best interests. We have a duty of care to our patients and this will always be our priority. Any referrals which unfortunately are rejected will be accompanied by a full justified explanation and advice where possible

  • Any patient with suspected cancer. These should be referred through the two week wait referral pathway.


  • Under 18s


  • Any ultrasound guided interventional procedures


  • Suspected pathology of intimate areas (Including male/female genitalia, breast or endocavity)


  • Investigations of the eyes or mouth


  • Superficial masses/lumps in the neck, axilla or groin

Musculoskeletal Scan of the Shoulder

Dynamic investigation of the Rotator cuff anatomy including visible tendons, ligaments and bursae

Musculoskeletal Scan of the Elbow

Dynamic investigation of the Tendons and ligaments of the elbow

and associated bursae, articular surface of the joints and major nerves

Image by Kate Hliznitsova
Musculoskeletal Scan of the Wrist

Assessment of the flexor and extensor tendons of the wrist and associated nerves

Musculoskeletal Scan of the Hand
Image by Serge Kutuzov

Dynamic assessment of the flexor and extensor tendons in the hand 

and fingers, articular surfaces of the joints and synovial sheaths.

Musculoskeletal Scan of the Knee

Detailed assessment of the compartments of the knee including tendons, ligaments, bursae and visible areas of the joints within the knee. 

Musculoskeletal Scan of the Ankle

Dynamic assessment of the Anterior (Front), Posterior (Back), Lateral and 

Medial (Sides) of the ankle joint including tendons, ligaments and 

associated major nerve branches

Foot Massage
Musculoskeletal Scan of the Foot
Soft tissue scan of lumps/bumps

Detailed assessment of the visible extra-articular components of the joints within the foot and the associated fascia, tendons, ligaments and bursae

Descriptive report on palpable lumps or bumps under the skin surface

Excluding axilla (Under the arm), groin, pelvis or breast or in those with

suspected cancer.



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