What is the procedure for an examination?
The examination focuses on soft tissues and produces images of swelling, tendons and muscles using the reflections of ultrasound waves. Ultrasound is the most frequently used examination method for injuries to muscles of the limbs and swelling of the knees or other joints. It looks at changes in the joint, including changes in movement (an ideal procedure for Achilles tendon injuries). The examination requires the exposure of the body part to be examined and contact gel must be spread on the skin. The patient receives the results immediately. A soft tissue examination using MRI can be carried out as a follow-up if necessary.
How long does an examination last?
The length of an examination depends on the difficulty of examining the required area; it usually lasts between 5 and 15 minutes.
Will the examination hurt?
The examination does not hurt and can be repeated without side effects.
How should I prepare for the examination?
The examination does not require special preparation.