3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has issued guidance on artificial trapeziometacarpal joints of the hand for end-stage osteoarthritis.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
February 2005

Information for the public

NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers ('Understanding NICE guidance'). It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedures overview of artificial metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joint replacement for end-stage arthritis', July 2004.