Musculoskeletal Scan - Knee


    MSK Scan

    The knee is a complex joint made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles, which all are prone to injury and degenerative changes. As well as injury, certain types of arthritis can lead to cartilage and bone destruction, giving the symptoms of pain, swelling and a loss of flexibility within the affected joint.

    The MSK scan is performed to check the...

    Knee joint for a range of conditions. This includes assessment of the joint, tendons, associated muscles, lateral and medial collateral ligaments, bursae, the lateral and medial menisci and the posterior knee.

    Knee problems are very common occurring in people of all ages. This can interfere with daily activities such as walking. Physical conditions or diseases can cause knee pain. These include Tendinitis, Bursitis, Gout, Knee dislocation, Torn ligament and Bone tumors


    • Post injury pain or inflammation of joint
    • Inflammation of tendons
    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis (inflammation and/or irritation of the fluid filled sac between the tissue)
    • Swelling of the joint, causing an increase of fluid that surrounds the joint
    • Meniscal cysts
    • Posterior knee and ligament tears


    For a knee ultrasound scan please wear loose clothing that will allow the knees to be exposed for the examination. You may be asked to remove of your trousers for easier access to the knee or asked to change into a gown.

    The opposite side may need to be assessed for comparison.