Dr Iain Duncan

Relative efficacy and safety of topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for osteoarthritis: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials and observational studies

Chao Zeng, Jie Wei2, Monica S M Persson et al.View post Objectives To compare the efficacy and safety of topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including salicylate, for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). Methods PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library and Web of Science were searched from 1966 to January 2017. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing topical NSAIDs […]

PRP (Platelet rich plasma) for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Iain Duncan February 2018 We have now successfully undertaken a series of platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections in OA knee and most have had more advanced disease than is ideal (the best responders have the least radiological changes), but ~80% have had longer and better responses to PRP than earlier intra-articulator corticosteroid treatments. This is […]

Efficacy and Treatment Response of Intra-Articular Corticosteroid Injections in Patients With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis

keywords: knee osteoarthritis, corticosteroid injections, osteoarthritis, injection therapy Authors: Elizabeth G. Matzkin, MD; Emily J. Curry, BA; Qingwu Kong, MD; Miranda J. Rogers, MD; Michael Henry, MD; Eric L. Smith, MD   (c) J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017;25(10):703-714.    Introduction: Intra-articular corticosteroid injections are often used for short-term pain relief in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). This […]

xSPECT changed the diagnosis 20% of the time

The clinical value of xSPECT bone versus SPECT in bone scanning. Iain Duncan 2017*

xSPECT bone v SPECT bone in hybrid imaging A head to head comparison of 200 cases* ” template=”/nas/content/live/driainduncan/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”filename” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   xSPECT bone is a new reconstruction algorithm** which integrates information from the CT scan with the raw data from the bone SPECT acquisition to produce a higher resolution SPECT image, known as […]

Injection therapies for plantar fasciopathy (‘plantar fasciitis’): a systematic review and network meta-analysis of 22 randomised controlled trials

Konstantinos Tsikopoulos, Haris S Vasiliadis and Dimitris Mavridis. Abstract Objective To compare the efficacy of different injection therapies for plantar fasciopathy (historically known as ‘plantar fasciitis’). Design Systematic review and network meta-analysis. Data sources Electronic databases (MEDLINE, CENTRAL, Web of Science and Scopus) were searched up to 11 July 2015 for completed studies. Eligibility criteria for selecting […]

Caution about Steroid Injections before total hip replacement

This abstract reproduced courtesy of The Journal of Arthroplasty. The Timing of Total Hip Arthroplasty After Intraarticular Hip Injection Affects Postoperative Infection Risk Brian C. Werner, MD, Jourdan M. Cancienne, MD, James A. Browne, MD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Box 800159, Charlottesville, Virginia   DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2015.08.032 Background The data regarding any association […]