Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different knee prostheses

Source: Health Technology Assessment  2014 18 (19)

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Date of publication:  March 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This trial examined the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of four aspects of knee replacement surgery: patellar resurfacing, mobile bearings, all-polyethylene tibial components and unicompartmental replacement.  It found evidence to support the routine resurfacing of the patella and the use of metal-backed tibial components even in the elderly.

Length of publication:  268 pages

Some important notes:   Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:  Health Technology Assessment


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