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What has NICE said?

There is not enough evidence to be sure about how well this procedure works or how safe it is. For this reason, it should only be done as part of a research study.

More research on this procedure is needed and NICE may look at it again if more evidence is published.

What does this mean for me?

Your health professional can only offer you this procedure as part of a research study. Details of your procedure will be collected.

Other comments from NICE

NICE said that the shock or load absorber is bulky and recovery after the procedure could take up to 1 year. The procedure may be a treatment option for younger patients and could delay joint replacement.

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