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ACE Report #8573
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

An evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of arthroscopy in knee osteoarthritis

Study Type:Economic Analysis
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Cost-effectiveness analysis of arthroscopic surgery compared with non-operative management for osteoarthritis of the knee

BMJ Open. 2016 Jan 12;6(1):e009949.

Contributing Authors: JD Marsh TB Birmingham JR Giffin W Isaranuwatchai JS Hoch BG Feagan R Litchfield K Willits P Fowler

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168 patients with knee osteoarthritis of Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) grade 2 or higher were randomized to receive non-operative physical and medical therapy with or without surgical arthroscopic intervention (debridement and/or tissue resectioning). The purpose of this study was to determine if the addition of surgical treatment to non-operative therapy proved to be cost-effective when compared to pati...

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