Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: Position Statement of the Arthroscopy Association of Canada (AAC) Concerning Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint-September 2017 (Sports Med Res)

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Position Statement of the Arthroscopy Association of Canada (AAC) Concerning Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint-September 2017

Position Statement of the Arthroscopy Association of Canada (AAC) Concerning Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint-September 2017.

Arthroscopy Association of Canada, Wong I, Hiemstra L, Ayeni OR, Getgood A, Beavis C, Volesky M, Outerbridge R, Sheehan B, McCormack R, Litchfield R, Whelan D, Mohtadi N, Coady C, MacDonald PB. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Feb 26;6(2):2325967118756597. doi: 10.1177/2325967118756597. eCollection 2018 Feb.

The Arthroscopy Association of Canada has released a position statement intended to outline current best practice guidelines for the role of arthroscopy of knees, “taking into consideration the available evidence as well as the clinical knowledge of experienced surgeons”. This statement is “virtually identical to that of the Australian Knee Society on arthroscopic surgery of the knee and consistent with consensus statements published in Europe.” The document offers 8 conclusions and a partial list of abnormalities that may coexist with osteoarthritis and warrant arthroscopic surgery. The document also defined degenerative meniscal tear discuss comprehensive nonoperative management of osteoarthritis and imaging of the atraumatic painful knee.

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