Statement From the Australian Knee Society on Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee,
Including Reference to the Presence of Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint
Disease: Updated October 2016.
Australian Knee Society. Orthop
J Sports Med. 2017 Sep 28;5(9):2325967117728677. doi: 10.1177/2325967117728677.
eCollection 2017 Sep.
The Australian Knee
Society has released a position statement indicating that arthroscopic debridement,
and/or lavage, has no beneficial effect on the natural history of osteoarthritis
and is not indicated as a primary treatment in the management of osteoarthritis. The
authors note that this does not prevent the use of arthroscopic surgery for management
of symptomatic pathology