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Arthroscopic knee surgery

Status: Decision completed

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Policy context

Safety, efficacy, and cost issues regarding arthroscopic knee surgery versus medical management for osteoarthritis and/or pain. Concern over whether surgery is effective at improving function or relieving pain, rates of re-surgery and complications.

Primary criteria ranking

  • Safety = Low
  • Efficacy = High
  • Cost = High