Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis

Recommendations

Surgical intervention

Surgical interventions

Surgical intervention


 

Intervention: Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) – Knee and/or hip

Recommendation

We are unable to recommend either for or against the use of MSM for people with knee and/or hip OA.

Strength of recommendation

Conditional (neutral) recommendation

Quality of evidence

Very low

Intervention: Arthroscopic, lavage and debridement, meniscectomy and cartilage repair – Knee

Recommendation

We do not recommend offering arthroscopic, lavage and debridement, meniscectomy and cartilage repair for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) unless the person also has mechanical symptoms of a clinically locked knee as per Australian Knee Society’s ‘Arthroscopy position statement’.

Strength of recommendation

Strong against recommendation

Quality of evidence

Very low (lavage and debridement)
Low (meniscectomy)
Very low (cartilage repair)

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