3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has issued guidance on artificial metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joint replacement for end-stage arthritis.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
February 2005

Sources of evidence

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

'Interventional procedures overview of artificial trapeziometacarpal joint replacement for end-stage osteoarthritis', July 2004.

Information for patients

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.