Mosaicplasty for knee cartilage defects (IPG162)
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on moasicplasty for knee cartilage defects.
As part of the NICE's work programme, the current guidance was considered for review in June 2009 but did not meet the review criteria as set out in the IP process guide. The guidance below therefore remains current.
Full thickness cartilage defects of articular surfaces of weight bearing joints these can cause symptoms which vary from severe pain, catching, locking and swelling and may lead to early degenerative changes within the joint.
Mosaicplasty is a technique of creating an osteochondral autograft by harvesting and transplanting many small cylindrical osteochondral plugs from the less weight-bearing periphery of the patellofemoral area and inserting them into drilled tunnels in the defective section of cartilage
W83.7 Endoscopic osteochondral autograft
Includes: Endoscopic osteoarticular transfer system
Z84.6 Knee joint
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- IPG162 Mosaicplasty for knee cartilage defects - guidance
- IPG162 Mosaicplasty for knee cartilage defects: guidance (web format)
- IPG162 Mosaicplasty for knee cartilage defects - information for the public
- Interventional procedure consultation document - mosaicplasty for knee cartilage defects
- Interventional procedure overview of mosaicplasty for knee cartilage defects
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