Arthroscopy to treat osteoarthritis of the knee?

Rachelle Buchbinder and Ian A Harris
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10372
Published online: 22 July 2013

In reply: We thank Adams for providing private health insurance data that confirm the continued use of arthroscopic surgery for patients with osteoarthritis.

  • Rachelle Buchbinder1,2
  • Ian A Harris3,4

  • 1 Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
  • 4 Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre, Sydney, NSW.

Competing interests:

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