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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr Iain Duncan

Recent News and Diagnostic Imaging Updates

from Dr Iain Duncan…  August 2020 August was our busiest month ever but… July 2020 Life goes on (despite Covid-19). Fortunately, my work life is little affected, though like many my out-work-life is now quite “confined”, but the upside is I’m saving $ not eating out, and when I do its a (very) special occasion. […]

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 […]