- Recommendation ID
- Further research into arthroscopic radiofrequency chondroplasty of the knee should clearly document patient selection and the types of chondral defects being treated. More evidence on long-term outcomes would be useful.
- Any explanatory notes
- Evidence on the efficacy of arthroscopic radiofrequency chondroplasty for discrete chondral defects of the knee is limited but shows benefit in the short term, and there are no major safety concerns. Therefore this procedure may be used with normal arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Arthroscopic radiofrequency chondroplasty for discrete chondral defects of the knee
- Date issued
- May 2014
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|