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 […]

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. […]

Patient booklets and information

The following patient booklets and information are pdf files for my patients (and others) that are free to download for your personal use: About Myocardial (heart) scans Ankle Anatomy Elbow Anatomy Hip Anatomy Knee Anatomy Shoulder Anatomy Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) Medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow) Achilles Tendinopathy Plantar fasciitis Morton’s Neuroma and intermetatarsal bursitis Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome […]

knee pain

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 […]

lateral epicondylitis

Lateral Epicondylitis: A Therapy Update

Background  Definition: Lateral epicondylitis is a common, painful condition characterized by pain at the lateral side of the elbow, that increases during gripping or squeezing. Though sometimes referred to as “tennis elbow” it occurs mostly in middle aged adults regardless of sporting activity.  Light microscopy reveals both an excess of fibroblasts and blood vessels that […]

Current Research and Development at Garran Medical imaging

Current R&D at Garran Medical Imaging xSPECT bone applications in musculoskeletal imaging (see also  our publication EJHI) Shearwave elastography of the liver Intrinsic elastography in the evaluation of tendons Response to denosumab (Antiresorptive) therapy in metastatic bone disease using quantitative bone imaging Use of PRP injection therapy for unhealed split tears of the plantar fascia […]