Tag Archives: Ultrasound

Patella Tendinitis

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Pain at the front of your knee or anterior knee pain, commonly affects people of all ages and abilities. Your pain maybe caused by patella tendinitis, also known as jumpers knee, or patella tendinopathy. The patella tendon attaches your knee cap (patella) to your shinbone (tibia). Frequently, patella tendinitis (PT) is associated with athletes, in […]

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Groin Strain

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Groin strains are very common in multi-directional sports, such as football, particularly at the start of a football season. Some of the risk factors are multi-directional movements and sudden increase in tissue loading, especially at the start of a football season. In this figure we demonstrate, the common adductor tendon, which has tendon defects at […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted on July 19, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a relatively common condition that causes a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers. Usually, symptoms develop gradually and start off being worse during the night or early in the morning. They tend to affect the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring fingers (Figure 1). […]

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Osteoarthritis Base of Thumb

Posted on June 18, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

In this month’s article, Neil Liffen, Clinical Director of East Coast Physio Ltd, focuses on osteoarthritis (OA) of the thumb. What is osteoarthritis? A condition which results in destruction of a joint is termed arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and it is often referred to as degenerative joint disease or ‘wear […]

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What is Bursitis?

Posted on June 3, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

People often get diagnosed with bursitis as a cause for their injury. In this picture we demonstrate what a bursitis looks like from an ultrasound perspective. Bursa are commonly found around joints and associated tendons to allow gliding of tissues during joint movement. Bursa are not normally visible. However, sometimes due to repetitive joint strain […]

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Bakers Cyst

Posted on April 25, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Bakers Cyst (also known as a Popliteal cyst), is a fluid filled lump located on the back of the knee on the medial side. A Bakers Cyst likely occurs with age and is most commonly associated with knee osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis or gout. However, a Bakers Cyst is sometimes evident in the young due to […]

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Severe Mid Portion Achilles Tendinopathy

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

In our experience of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound we have scanned hundreds of Achilles tendons, but we have never scanned an Achilles which measures nearly 22mm. The tendon is grossly thickened with multiple tendon defects and significant vascularity on power doppler likely representing neovascularisation. Normally, an Achilles tendon only measures 4-5 mm!        

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Avulsion Fracture

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Case Studies.

Last week in the clinic a 42 year old male patient suffering with pain on the lateral ankle following twisting it 4 months ago came to see us. An x-ray discovered an avulsion fracture to the base of the fifth metatarsal. An ultrasound was then performed to assess the integrity of the peroneal brevis tendon […]

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Skiers Thumb

Posted on January 7, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

The winter season has arrived, when all the skiers start practicing their skiing squat position and snow boarders their 180’s in preparation for fun times on the slopes. A story I often chuckle about occurred 10 years ago when my brother-in-law persuaded me to try snowboarding on the Andorra slopes on some compacted ice, due […]

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FOOSH!

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Today, Neil Liffen, director of East Coast Physio Ltd (ECP) discusses FOOSH, which is an acronym for ‘fall onto outstretched hand’. FOOSH is commonly documented in patients’ medical notes at this time of year due to trips and or slips, especially slipping on ice. Injury can occur when you fall down and try to break the fall by reaching down […]

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