Practice patterns for arthroscopy of osteoarthritis of the knee in the United States.

@article{Potts2012PracticePF,
  title={Practice patterns for arthroscopy of osteoarthritis of the knee in the United States.},
  author={Aaron Potts and John J. Harrast and Christopher Dechant Harner and Anthony A Miniaci and Morgan Jones},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={1247-51}
}
BACKGROUND Knee arthroscopy is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures performed in the United States. The publication of a randomized controlled trial of arthroscopy versus sham surgery by Moseley et al in 2002 showed no efficacy and challenged the role of arthroscopy for the treatment of osteoarthritis. HYPOTHESIS (1) Knee arthroscopy for osteoarthritis has decreased after the publication of the study by Moseley et al, (2) arthroscopy as a percentage of orthopaedic cases has decreased… CONTINUE READING

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