Dr Iain Duncan
PRP tendon research updates

PRP Therapy Updates

Latest updates first Update 2021 The following data was collected from ~60 patients who undertook PRP therapy in the latter half of 2020, and is based on our updated PRP protocol and includes both tendons and joints (but 80% were joints). As you can see 86% achieved a >50% improvement in pain levels when measured […]

References: PRP Therapy for Shoulders

Ridley, E. (2015). US-guided injections help ward off rotator cuff degeneration. AuntMinnie. http://www.auntminnie.com/index.aspx?sec=sup&sub=ult&pag=dis&ItemID=110012 Randelli, P., Randelli, F., Ragone, V., Menon, A., D’Ambrosi, R., Cucchi, D., Cabitza, P., & Banfi, G. (2014). Regenerative medicine in rotator cuff injuries. BioMed Research International, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/129515 Kwong C et al. Platelet-Rich Plasma in Patients With Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears or […]

PRP therapy in the lanb

References: Injections of PRP with Hyaluronic Acid

Knee Osteoarthritis Adam, P., Renevier, J. L., & Marc, J.-F. (2018). A novel treatment of knee degenerative disorders all-in-one intra-articular injection of platelet-rich plasma combined with hyaluronic acid. International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 13, 280–288. https://doi.org/10.4172/1758-4272.1000199 Barac, B., Damjanov, N., & Zekovic, A. (2018). The new treatment approach in knee osteoarthritis: Efficacy of cellular matrix […]

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 […]

References

References for PRP therapy

Görmeli, G., Görmeli, C. A., Ataoglu, B., Çolak, C., Aslantürk, O., & Ertem, K. (2017). Multiple PRP injections are more effective than single injections and hyaluronic acid in knees with early osteoarthritis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 25(3), 958–965. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-015-3705-6 Di Martino A, Di Matteo B, Papio T, et al. Platelet-Rich […]

PRP therapy in the lanb

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Therapy for Refractory Coccydynia: A Case Series

Fergie-Ross Montero-Cruz, DO, and Steve M. Aydin, DO. Source: Interventional Pain Management 2018;183-188. Link: https://www.ipmreportsjournal.com/current/pdf?article=MjE0&journal=11 BACKGROUND: Coccydynia is pain in the coccyx region. The most common cause of coccydynia is trauma, either from a direct axial force such as during a fall onto the coccyx or from cumulative trauma as a result of poor sitting […]

Osteoarthritis knee

Meta-analysis Comparing Platelet-Rich Plasma vs Hyaluronic Acid Injection in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Yanhong Han, MD, Hetao Huang, PhD, Jianke Pan, PhD, Jiongtong Lin, MD, Lingfeng Zeng, PhD, Guihong Liang, MD, Weiyi Yang, PhD, Jun Liu, PhDAuthor Notes Source document: Pain Medicine, Volume 20, Issue 7, July 2019, Pages 1418–1429, link: https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnz011 Purpose The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA) in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). Methods Randomized […]

INJECTION SHOULDER

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 […]