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High Volume Image Guided Injection (HVIGI) for Achilles and Patella tendinopathy. This is a high volume injection that utilises Ultrasound to accurately guide the needle to the under surface of the Achilles or Patella tendon.

The high volume hydro-stripping works by targeting new fibres that have grown around the site of the injury. These fibres are abnormal and therefore cause pain. Get rid of the fibre and you reduce the pain. Using Ultrasound as a guide, a needle is injected into the affected area carrying a saline solution, and approximately 10mls of local anaesthetic (Marcaine) is introduced. The area targeted is between the tendon and subcutaneous tissue for achilles tendon injury treatment. In the case of a patella problem, between the interface of the patella tendon and Hoffa’s fat pad. The injection begins the stripping process and alleviates the pain, in many cases allowing important physiotherapy exercise to again be possible.

Unlike arthroscopy and other traditional methods, the process is minimally invasive and therefore recovery time is significantly reduced. People report excellent results within a very short period of time. Some return to playing their sport at the level they want to. So why not take control and improve your physical performance.

Why book with us?

  • Convenient and comfortable Harley Street location
  • State-of-the-art image guidance technology for precise pain targeting
  • Instant diagnostic reporting with immediate treatment in the same appointment
  • European leaders in medical imaging and related services
  • Personalised service from a dedicated team of musculoskeletal specialists

Centres of excellence

Gold standard diagnostic imaging and outpatient services in two convenient central London locations.

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European leaders

We've been delivering diagnostic imaging services throughout the UK and Europe for nearly twenty five years.

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Medical imaging

Our imaging services include MRI, CT, and PET as well as a range of X-ray, Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound examinations.

Outpatient services

Established and innovative outpatient services in urology, cardiology, respiratory and orthopaedics

Musculoskeletal treatments

Sports injuries as well as wear and tear conditions, diagnosed and treated minimally invasively using Ultrasound and X-ray guidance

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