Musculoskeletal Elbow or Forearm
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Musculoskeletal Elbow or Forearm

Ultrasound Plus provides a professional private musculoskeletal ultrasound scan service for people suffering from pain and discomfort in their elbow or forearm. Our lower arm MSK ultrasound scans are performed by our team of expert sonographers in our state-of-the-art clinics, with prices starting from £110.

We offer a wide range of musculoskeletal ultrasound scan services at our clinics, and we’ve split our services into specific categories to make it easier for you to find the service you need and get answers to your health questions.

What can an elbow or forearm MSK scan identify?

A forearm and elbow scan can be used to identify a range of medical conditions and causes for issues, including: 

Our arm ultrasound scan service can help to identify the cause of pain, swelling, and discomfort, but it’s important you speak to your GP about the results in order to confirm a diagnosis. They may suggest you have further tests carried out. It is your responsibility to pass the scan details on to your main healthcare provider. 

only £110.00

(Includes booking deposit of £30)

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Non-invasive upper arm ultrasound scans

MSK ultrasound scans use the echoes of sound waves to create a detailed image of soft tissue, such as muscle and fluid. This allows our sonographers to identify any abnormalities within your muscles or soft tissue. 

The team then uses the very latest ultrasound imaging equipment to carry out accurate, non-invasive, pain free scans, via the application of a gel. Consequently, you can confidently say that you won’t experience any discomfort. 

How long does an elbow or forearm ultrasound scan take?

Typically speaking, an elbow or forearm ultrasound scan appointment will take no longer than 20 minutes. 

Who can have an elbow or forearm MSK scan?

We offer our arm ultrasound services to people over the age of 18. We don’t require a GP referral – although we do recommend you inform your doctor of your intention to have a private MSK ultrasound scan, and we also advise you share your results with them so they can determine if any other tests are required. It is your responsibility to share the results with your GP.

How much is an elbow or forearm scan?

Prices for arm and elbow scans at Ultrasound Plus start from £110. We recommend that you check with your healthcare insurer whether your policy covers this if this is the route you intend on taking.

Book an elbow or forearm ultrasound scan

You can book in for an elbow or forearm ultrasound scan at a number of our clinics depending on your location, including in Brentwood, Kingston upon Thames, London, Birmingham, Leicester, and Watford. You can easily book an appointment online, or you can call our team to learn more and book an appointment over the phone on 020 3960 7960

Ultrasound FAQs

Yes, you can eat or drink before your scan.
All of our sonographers are qualified with diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound scanning experience and are accredited by either the Health Professional Council, The General Medical Council or Society of Radiographers and also work within the NHS alongside their role within Ultrasound Plus.
We advise that you wear something light, airy and baggy. Otherwise, you may need to change into a gown if necessary.
Please bring along your hospital notes (if you have been given them) and reports to assist out Sonographers if a referral is required.
Please note, our scans do not replace any of your NHS scans. During your appointment, in any event of a medical referral being required, we will discuss this with you and provide a full report for you to forward on to your health practitioner.
Yes, our services are a complementary service, which works alongside the NHS.
We advise all of our customers to advise their GP/Healthcare provider know of their intention to have a scan with us. On arrival at Ultrasound Plus we will ask you to complete a registration form, where your GP/Healthcare provider details will be requested. If from the kidney, ureters & bladder scan there shows a need to contact or share any information regarding your scan, you are responsible for providing the report to your GP/Healthcare provider.