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 […]

Tablet and injection therapy

Osteoporosis screening

LINKS Editorial JAMA, June 26, 2018: Screening for Osteoporosis. Jane A. Cauley, DrPHJAMA. 2018;319(24):2483-2485. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.5722 Screening to Prevent Osteoporotic Fractures: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force 2018.JAMA. 2018;319(24):2532-2551. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.6537 ToolsFracture Risk Assessment Tool Osteoporosis Risk SCORE (Simple Calculated Osteoporosis Risk Estimation)

Relative efficacy and safety of topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for osteoarthritis: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials and observational studies

Chao Zeng, Jie Wei2, Monica S M Persson et al.View post Objectives To compare the efficacy and safety of topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including salicylate, for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). Methods PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library and Web of Science were searched from 1966 to January 2017. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing topical NSAIDs […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]