Dr Iain Duncan

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 […]

Isometric exercise induces analgesia and reduces inhibition in patellar tendinopathy

Ebonie Rio, Dawson Kidgell, Craig Purdam, Jamie Gaida1, G Lorimer Moseley, Alan J Pearce, Jill Cook. see original abstract BJSports Med online. This single-blinded, randomised cross-over study compared immediate and 45 min effects following a bout of isometric and isotonic muscle contractions. Outcome measures were PT pain during the single-leg decline squat (SLDS, 0–10), quadriceps strength on […]

Preventative interventions for tendinopathy

A recent review by Janne A. Peters and colleagues in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport looked at the available evidence for tendon injury prevention. They conducted a systematic literature review to identify articles that assessed prevention systematically. They found ten articles with a wide variety of preventive interventions, which they divided into categories: stretch and exercise […]

Review of radiation dose estimates in digital breast tomosynthesis relative to those in two-view full-field digital mammography

Svahn, T.M. et al.  The Breast 2014, Dec 29. We examined how radiation dose levels in digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) differ from those used in 2-view full-field digital mammography (FFDM). Acquisition parameter settings and information on the average absorbed dose to the glandular tissues within the breasts were reviewed based on clinical studies that evaluated […]