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 […]

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 […]

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+ […]

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 […]

Dr Iain Duncan

Recent News and Diagnostic Imaging Updates

from Dr. Iain Duncan…  September 2021 There is not a lot to talk about with business restricted to necessities only during our A.C.T. covid lockdown. I  added this research to my shoulder list: https://doi.org/10.5414/CP203262 . This supports the use of PRP for shoulder capsulitis or frozen shoulder, and is something I undertook for the first […]

The Thyroid Gland

Thyroid Disease in Australia At least 2% of Australian have known disorders of thyroid gland (500,000 people). The true number is almost certainly higher and is more prevalent in certain regions, depending often on iodine intake. The number of older Australian that suffer from a clinically relevant thyroid disorder is much higher at 14% with […]