Implantation of a shock or load absorber for mild to moderate symptomatic medial knee osteoarthritis

Source:  NICE 2015, 28 January [IPG 512]

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Date of publication:  28 January 2015

Publication type:  Interventional procedure guidance

Length of publication:  7 pages

In a nutshell:  The aim of this procedure, used on younger people, is to lighten the load on the knee when the person is standing by inserting a load absorber. This reduces pain and potentially delays the need for further surgery. Current evidence on the safety and efficacy for this procedure is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Acknowledgement:   NICE


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