Health technology assessment reports

Below is a list of HTA reports that have been completed.

Knee arthroscopy for the treatment of degenerative changes

The aim of the report is

  • To systematically review the evidence on the clinical efficacy and safety of knee arthroscopy for treating degenerative changes in the knee (meniscus and neighbouring structures) compared with other, non-invasive forms of therapy
  • To assess the cost-effectiveness and calculate the budgetary impact of such procedures
  • To review the evidence on clinical efficacy and safety, and to compare the cost-effectiveness and budgetary impact of such procedures conducted on an inpatient versus an outpatient basis

Spinal procedures with specific types of implant in cases of therapy-resistant pain and/or neurological failure

The aim of the report is to systematically review the evidence on the clinical effectiveness and safety of disc prostheses in the cervical and lumbar spine and of interspinous or pedicle-based stabilisation in patients with degenerative changes of the lumbar spine either compared to direct decompression only or to fusion.

Last modification 04.09.2019

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