Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
- Joint distraction for ankle osteoarthritis
- Date issued:
Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
Further research into joint distraction for ankle osteoarthritis should include comparative studies against the natural history of the disease and against other forms of management. Studies should record patient selection, pain relief, functional outcomes, complications, and quality of life in the long term. They should also report the nature and timing of any further surgery on the ankle.
Minimising loss to follow-up is of particular importance. NICE may update the guidance on publication of further evidence.