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 […]

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

Migliorini, F., Driessen, A., Quack, V., Sippel, N., Cooper, B., Yasser, ·, Mansy, E., Tingart, M., & Eschweiler, J. (2021). Comparison between intra-articular infiltrations of placebo, steroids, hyaluronic and PRP for knee osteoarthritis: a Bayesian network meta-analysis. 141, 1473–1490. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00402-020-03551-y D, Z., JK, P., WY, Y., YH, H., LF, Z., GH, L., & J, L. […]

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 […]

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 […]

A modern approach to Back pain

Resources for Doctors

This website has several resources for doctors that may be of interest to you: For a list of website resources for medical practitioners For a list of services available Sports Medicine topics Updates and research Abstracts on various musculoskeletal, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound publications of clinical importance Basic guide to nuclear medicine tests Information about online […]

Injection therapies for plantar fasciopathy (‘plantar fasciitis’): a systematic review and network meta-analysis of 22 randomised controlled trials

Konstantinos Tsikopoulos, Haris S Vasiliadis and Dimitris Mavridis. Abstract Objective To compare the efficacy of different injection therapies for plantar fasciopathy (historically known as ‘plantar fasciitis’). Design Systematic review and network meta-analysis. Data sources Electronic databases (MEDLINE, CENTRAL, Web of Science and Scopus) were searched up to 11 July 2015 for completed studies. Eligibility criteria for selecting […]