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
(if applicable)
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

Other details

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  
Last Reviewed 27/02/2014