Arthroscopic debridement for knee osteoarthritis

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • W Laupattarakasem,

  • M Laopaiboon,

  • C Sumananont


Professor Wiroon Laupattarakasem, Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40000, THAILAND. wiroon@kku.ac.th.

Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The ultimate goal is to identify the appropriate use of arthroscopic debridement on knee osteoarthritis.

The main objective of this review is to estimate the effectiveness of AD in knee OA regarding pain reduction (reduced use of relevant medications) and/or functional improvement.

The secondary objectives are to observe:
1. The type or stage of severity of the OA in which AD is most effective.
2. The expected length of effectiveness until the patients need further intervention.