Ultrasound Guided Calcium Disruption of Calcific Tendonitis with Saline/ Cortisone.
Personalised service by a NHS Consultant Radiologist Doctor Scanning & Injecting Privately!
A full Consultation with your Radiologist is included in the below price.
|Ultrasound Guided Barbotage|
of a Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendonosis
- If you DO NOT HAVE a referral from your GP/Specialist to have a steroid injection, you will need to speak to our GP beforehand to obtain a written referral to our Radiologist (ensure that the injection is appropriate and you have no contraindications to having a steroid injection). This service will cost you £25 in addition to the above.
- If you DO HAVE a referral from your GP/ Specialist to have a steroid injection, you will not need to pay for this additional GP service.
- Our Receptionist will be in touch to organise this GP appointment after you book on-line for your ultrasound guided injection appointment.
- Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment time – this allows adequate time to get registered with us.
This is an ultrasound of your shoulder by a Consultant Radiologist, who will, if able and warranted, guide a needle into your calcification under direct vision. Breaking up the calcific deposits is done by repeatedly puncturing them with a needle and aspirating the calcific material, usually with the help of repeatedly injecting and aspirating saline. Following the procedure, an injection of Cortisone (Steroid) and local anaesthetic may be used.
Following the procedure you will be asked to rest in the Surgery for 15 minutes. You will be asked not to drive following the procedure and therefore you may wish to bring a friend or a relative with you or alternatively use public transport.
There may be instances that the procedure may be refused – such as if you have contraindications to having a Steroid injection or if clinically an injection would not be warranted. In such circumstances, you will only be charged for the Ultrasound scan – which is £145.