3 years ago

Surgery: Falling out of love with knee arthroscopy

Gordon H. Guyatt, Teppo L. N. Järvinen

Knee arthroscopy, the most common orthopaedic procedure, is used to treat middle-aged or elderly patients with knee pain, with over two million patients undergoing this surgery every year worldwide. A new clinical practice guideline advises against the use of arthroscopy in these patients, contradicting the common use of this procedure in clinical practice.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrrheum.2017.106

DOI: 10.1038/nrrheum.2017.106

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