Position Statement Concerning Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint – September 2017
This position statement was prepared in response to increased attention in the media and amongst health authorities as to the role of arthroscopy in knees with and without x-ray evidence of osteoarthritis (OA). While recognizing that there is a gap between scientific evidence and clinical practice, the purpose of this statement is to outline current best practice guidelines, taking into consideration the available evidence as well as the clinical knowledge of experienced surgeons. It is meant to be a guideline for the practice of arthroscopy while allowing for individual decision making by the surgeon and the patient after considering all risks and benefits of any procedure. Click below to see the full position statement in English or French.
ENGLISH: AAC Position Statement Concerning Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint
FRANÇAIS: Énoncé de position de l’Arthroscopy Association of Canada sur l’arthroscopie du genou
The potential for Canadian collaborative research opportunities will be discussed and initial steps formulated, with early focus on collaborative studies that are clinical or registry-based. The AAC Executive also has plans for the development of a research grant/award process for trainees and fully trained surgeons.