MRI scan knee

Clarity on knee complaints

Why an MRI scan of the knee?

Pain or symptoms in the knee can have various causes. For example, think about a hard blow to the knee, a strain, a twist of the knee or a sudden movement where the knee is overloaded. Knee problems can severely curtail your daily functioning. Therefore, it is important to find out the cause. The sooner, the better. 

Is this something for me?

If you have a lot of pain in (one of) your knees, you obviously want a solution quickly. An MRI scan can help you to find the cause of these symptoms. At Prescan, you can have an MRI scan of the knee without a referral.

The benefits

  • Within 1 week a scan in our clinic
  • Medical specialists
  • Direct contact with the GP
  • Examination without referral
  • Including a CD-ROM with images

MRI scan of the knee £725

* All specified MRI scans are exclusive £20 intake charge

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What is a knee examination with MRI?

Is something wrong with the meniscus or the cartilage? Is there “water on the knee”? With an MRI scan of the knee, you quickly know what is going on. MRI is an examination technique where hundreds of images are taken of your knee by using a large magnetic field. This provides a physician with a better view of any possible abnormality or disease than on an X-ray.

At Prescan, you can have an MRI Scan Knee without a referral from your GP. You therefore do not have long waiting times. You can frequently be helped within a week. You receive the results and expert advice from a physician the following week after the examination so that you know where you stand. The advantage is that you could start on a possible course of treatment at an early stage. That increases the chance of a cure or recovery.

“Water on the knee”, meniscus or cartilage examination

When you are suffering from “water on the knee”, the knee normally becomes somewhat thicker. You then want an answer immediately and also to know whether the “water” can be removed from the knee. “Water on the knee” is common in people with arthrosis. But you can also get hurt if you work a lot and overload your knee.

Damage to the meniscus is also a very common knee injury. The meniscus is a shock absorber in the knee which ensures the stability of the knee. In younger people, a tear in the meniscus frequently develops because of a strong twist of the knee, for example, during sport activities (football, hockey, volleyball, handball). In older patients, it is normally a consequence of a weakening of the tissue. A tear in the meniscus may develop from just mild trauma, such as squatting. It is not possible to detect a meniscus tear on an X-ray. However, this is possible with an MRI scan of the knee.

The cartilage in the knee acts as a kind of shock absorber which ensures minimum friction in the knee joint. Damage to the cartilage can be caused by spraining or twisting the knee or by overloading (wear/arthrosis).

For chronic or acute knee complaints, it is advisable to have an MRI scan of the knee. This examination can provide more clarity on, for example, the condition of the cartilage, the presence of fluid or any tear in the meniscus.

What does an MRI scan of the knee cost?

One of the nurses will gladly advise you of the options for undergoing an MRI scan in a personal advisory consultation.

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