Unitingcare Medical Imaging has a long-standing commitment to supporting ground-breaking research. Unitingcare Medical Imaging (UMI) is proud to announce a new trial that could potentially lead to a more effective treatment for arthritis sufferers.

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a common degenerative condition with limited non-surgical options. For most patients, medical and physical therapies are recommended before knee-replacement surgery is considered. These non-surgical treatments have variable efficacy in reducing pain and improving function.
A common treatment option involves injection of corticosteroid and local anaesthetic (CSLA) into the knee joint. This is considered a short-term remedy for patients experiencing acute OA flare-ups, and may provide relief of symptoms for some patients.

An emerging alternative treatment is injection of the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the knee joint. PRP may be considered for patients who do not respond to steroid injections, or who have more severe symptoms. A number of recent reports have suggested that PRP may provide more effective and longer lasting relief from osteoarthritis. This study will compare injections of steroid versus injections of PRP into the knee joint to determine which treatment is best for osteoarthritis.

Study Contact Details

Please direct any questions relating to this study to the principal investigator, co-investigator or your orthopaedic surgeon. This can be done during a clinic appointment, by telephone or e-mail.

Principal Investigator
Dr Nicholas Brown, Interventional Radiologist
Unitingcare Medical Imaging
Chasely St,
Auchenflower, Qld 4066
Telephone: 07 3371 9588
Fax: 07 3871 1249
Mobile: 0403 324 362
Email: info@unitingcaremedicalimaging.com.au

Co-Investigator
Dr Duncan Walker, Interventional Radiologist
Unitingcare Medical Imaging
Chasely St,
Auchenflower, Qld 4066
Telephone: 07 3371 9588
Fax: 07 3871 1249

For more information on Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections, PLEASE CLICK HERE to view our information sheet.