Partial replacement of the meniscus of the knee using a biodegradable scaffold (IPG430)
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on partial replacement of the meniscus of the knee using a biodegradable scaffold.
The meniscus is a crescent-shaped cartilage inside either side of the knee. It acts as a shock absorber between the long bones of the leg. It can be damaged by injury or overuse, causing pain, swelling and locking of the knee. In this procedure, a biodegradable implant is placed into the meniscus by ‘keyhole’ knee surgery. The implant works as a scaffold to support re-growth and repair of the damaged meniscus. The aim of the procedure is to relieve pain and restore the mobility of the knee.
W82.3 Endoscopic repair of semilunar cartilage
Y36.2 Introduction of therapeutic implant into organ NOC
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- IPG430 Partial replacement of the meniscus of the knee using a biodegradable scaffold: guidance (web format)
- Partial replacement of the meniscus of the knee using a biodegradable scaffold: consultation comments table
- Partial replacement of the meniscus of the knee using a biodegradable scaffold: equality impact assessment form
- Partial replacement of the meniscus of the knee using a biodegradable scaffold: consultation document
- Partial replacement of the meniscus of the knee using a biodegradable scaffold: overview
This page was last updated: 15 October 2012
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- IPG430 Defnyddio llawdriniaeth twll clo i atgyweirio niwed i gartilag y ben-glin gyda mewnblaniad bioddiraddadwy: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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