Knee injuries and degeneration
An MRI scan is one of the most advanced diagnostic tools available that can help determine the cause of your knee pain. For people with knee pain, an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is often used to look inside the knee joint and identify any underlying issues that could be causing the pain. MRI scans use powerful magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed images of the inside of the knee that can show everything from ligament tears to bone damage. There are many reasons why people may experience knee pain, including injuries, overuse, and medical conditions such as osteoarthritis. An MRI scan can help your healthcare provider determine the exact cause of your knee pain and create a personalised treatment plan.
Prior to your Open MRI scan, we will take your medical history. An MRI scan is painless and non-invasive, and you will not have to worry about any radiation exposure. Our Open MRI scans are highly accurate and can detect even small issues that may be missed through other types of imaging, it is a very effective way to determine the cause of your knee pain. With the detailed images we will have of your knee, our specialist consultants can give you an accurate diagnosis and create a personalised treatment plan with all hyour options, that addresses the root cause of the pain. If you are experiencing knee pain.
Open MRI of the knee provides detailed images of structures within the knee joint, including bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles and blood vessels, from many angles.
There are many reasons why you are experiencing knee pain and loss of function:
• knee pain, weakness, swelling or bleeding in the tissues in and around the joint
• damaged cartilage, meniscus, ligaments or tendons
• sports-related knee injuries, such as sprains and torn ligaments, cartilage, or tendons
• bone fractures that may not be visible on x-rays and other imaging tests
• damage from arthritis
• build-up of fluid in the knee joint
• infections (such as osteomyelitis)
• tumours (primary tumours and metastases) involving bones and joints
• dead bone
• a feeling that your knee is giving away at the joint
• decreased motion of the knee joint
• kneecap injury or pain
• complications related to implanted surgical devices
• pain or trauma following knee surgery
An Open MRI is specialised in detecting and diagnosing knee injuries and conditions, our MSK (musculoskeletal) consultants are world renowned in orthopaedics. To diagnose your knee problem and an Open MRI could be the best option.