Dr Iain Duncan

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 […]

Association of Vitamin D With Stress Fractures: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Jason R. Miller, Karl W, Dunn, Louis J. Ciliberti Jr., Rikhil D. Patel, Brock A. Swanson. Published in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery 2016, Feb (55): 117-120. Vitamin D is an essential, fat-soluble nutrient that is a key modulator of bone health. Despite the gaining popularity throughout published medical studies, no consensus has […]

Best Practice Guide to Conservative Management of Patellofemoral Pain

The ‘Best Practice Guide to Conservative Management of Patellofemoral Pain’: incorporating level 1 evidence with expert clinical reasoning Christian John Barton, Simon Lack, Steph Hemmings, Saad Tufail, and Dylan Morrissey. Br J Sports Med 2015;49:923-934. Patellofemoral pain is a chronic and prevalent condition that  has complex aetiology and multiple treatment options.T his is a well thought out review […]