Dr Iain Duncan
PRP tendon research updates

PRP Therapy Ongoing Updates

Latest updates first Update Late 2021 The PRP literature expands constantly, which is good because we all need more precise data. An important paper published in Arthroscopy July 2021 did a network meta analysis.  Zhao et al. from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine included 43 randomized controlled trials in patients with knee osteoarthritis (level II evidence […]

References

Clinical Web links

The following are recognised sites and institutions with key clinical guidelines: Guidelines American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons American College of Rheumatology Clinical Practice Guidelines Thyroid Imaging Reporting & Data System (TI-RADS) Musculoskeletal Outcome scores Orthopaedic Score sheets

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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 […]

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…  October 2021 I have written a new PRP update which highlights the increasing evidence for LP-PRP (leucocyte poor platelet rich plasma) therapy as being the best intra-articular option for knee osteoarthritis in a network meta analysis which compared it with  intra-articular hyaluronic acid, leukocyte-rich platelet-rich plasma (LR-PRP), bone marrow mesenchymal stem […]