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AAOS Knee OA Treatment Guideline – Recommendation 18

September 1, 2010
Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy

This post is one of a series of posts about the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Knee Osteoarthritis TreatmentGuideline.

Recommendation 18 – The AAOS does not recommend arthroscopic debridement and lavage in patients with knee oa.

Since the North American Arthroscopy Association helped fund the AAOS Treatment Guideline, this recommendation is a big deal.  This is orthopedic surgeons telling other orthopedic surgeons that one of their bread-and-butter surgeries doesn’t work.

The research team concluded that arthroscopic debridement has no significant benefit for knee osteoarthritis.  Wow.




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