Dr Iain Duncan
PRP for osteaoarthritis

Updates on PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections for osteoarthritis

Order of updates is newest to oldest Iain Duncan Update July 2020 Based on a number of studies and our own experience there are benefits from doing repeated or cycling PRP injections for osteoarthritis of the knee. One such study showed PRP injections led to a significant reduction in pain and improvement in function after […]

PRP tendon research updates

PRP therapy for tendinopathies and tendon tears

Newest updates first Update 2020 To see lots more information about PRP go here. There are a number of recent PRP studies that challenge the accepted dogma that corticosteroid injections are the first choice when conservative management fails. One such from Jane Fitzpatrick and colleagues (an Australian study -see here) showed that patients with chronic […]

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Recommendations for Management of Rotator Cuff Tears

There are extensive recommendations from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons about Management of Rotator Cuff Injuries Clinical Practice Guidelines, Published in March 2019. Some strong and moderate recommendations are listed below. Weaker recommendations have not been listed. STRONG = Evidence from two or more “High” quality studies with consistent findings for recommending for or […]

Muscle Injury Classification

This is the muscle injury classification that I generally refer to with expected return to sporting activity:     GRADE DESCRIPTION RETURN TO SPORT 0 Oedema/fluid around tendon/epimysium <2 weeks 1 Myofibril disruption without epimysial or myofascial changes 1-4 weeks 2 plus epimysial/myofascial interuption or delamination 3-6 weeks 3 intramusculat tendon or epimysial failure/tear 6+ […]

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Tc-PSMA at Garran Medical Imaging

The scan results are close to the benchmarks defined by the world literature on Ga-PSMA PET scans. The results below indicate the accuracy and value of the test.

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Liver SW Elastography 2019

Liver SW elastography has become increasingly available and more frequently performed over the last 5 years. We were one of the first and all GMI sonographers and I have gained significant experience performing and interpreting the test. Having a good relationship and getting valuable feedback from our local hepatologists has been very helpful. The test/scan […]

hip osteoarthritis

Prognostic Factors for Progression of Osteoarthritis of the Hip

C. H. Teirlinck; D. M. J. Dorleijn; P. K. Bos; J. B. M. Rijkels-Otters; S. M. A. Bierma-Zeinstra; P. A. J. Luijsterburg Arthritis Res Ther. 2019;21(192) [Open Access] Background: Predicting which patients with hip osteoarthritis are more likely to show disease progression is important for healthcare professionals. Therefore, the aim of this review was to assess which factors […]

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PRP and Visco-supplementation for rotator-cuff tears

I am seeing a growing interest and noting more research in both PRP (platelet rich plasma) and hyaluronate/viscosupplementation therapies for the treatment of both arthritis and tendon pathologies. In many of the earlier studies  there was no control patients, but this has been improved in several recent studies. In particular I draw your attention to […]