6 Committee comments

6 Committee comments

6.1 The committee noted that the evidence reviewed by the committee was mainly from 1 device using a lateral transarticular approach, but that there is more than 1 device and approach used. The committee also noted that there was a lack of evidence beyond 3 years of follow-up.

6.2 The committee encourages data submission to registers, for example, to the British Spine Registry.

6.3 The committee noted that, while this procedure achieves stabilisation of the joint, there was evidence that fusion of the joint does not occur in many patients.

6.4 The committee noted that patients may need to use crutches for several weeks after the procedure.

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