- Recommendation ID
- NICE encourages further research into arthroscopic trochleoplasty for patellar instability, including publication of consecutive patient series. Patient selection should be described in detail. Reported outcomes should include functional and quality‑of‑life measures, as well as reoperation rates.
- Any explanatory notes
- Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of arthroscopic trochleoplasty for patellar instability is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Arthroscopic trochleoplasty for patellar instability
- Date issued
- January 2014
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|