3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has published interventional procedures guidance on mini-incision surgery for total knee replacement and is developing a clinical guideline on osteoarthritis [Now published as 'Care and management of osteoarthritis in adults'].

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
August 2007

Sources of evidence

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

'Interventional procedure overview of arthroscopic knee washout, with or without debridement, for the treatment of osteoarthritis', September 2006.

Information for patients

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