NICE guidelines (Website: www.nice.org.uk)

 

 

 

The use of routine preoperative tests for elective surgery                                               June 2003
 

Head injury                                                                                                                June 2003

 

Surgical site infection                                                                                                June 2008

 

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for refractory tendinopathies                                    2004

 

Arthroscopic femoro-acetabular surgery for hip impingement syndrome                        March 2007

 

Artificial MCP and IP joint replacement for end-stage arthritis                                      February 2005

 

Balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures                                               April 2006

 

Computed tomography (CT) guided thermocoagulation of osteoid osteoma                   March 2004

 

Endoscopic division of epidural adhesions                                                                     September 2004

 

Endoscopic laser foraminoplasty                                                                                         2005

 

Extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder                   November 2003

 

Laser lumbar discectomy                                                                                              December 2003

 

Mosaicplasty for knee cartilage defects                                                                         March 2006

 

Open femoro-acetabular surgery for hip impingement syndrome                                    January 2007

 

Percutaneous endoscopic laser thoracic discectomy                                                      June 2004

 

Percutaneous intradiscal electrothermal therapy for lower back pain                             August 2004

 

Percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency thermocoagulation for LBP                            August 2004

 

Percutaneous vertebroplasty                                                                                       September 2003

 

Prosthetic intervertebral disc replacement                                                                    November 2004

 

Prosthetic intervertebral disc replacement in the cervical spine                                     November 2005

 

Single mini-incision surgery for total hip replacement                                                   January 2006

 

Hip disease - replacement prosthesis                                                                      April 2000

 

Cartilage injury - autologous chondrocyte implantation                                       May 2005

 

Sarcoma: Improving outcomes for people with sarcoma                                      March 2006

 

Audit process for acute back pain guidelines                                                             September 2001

 

 

 

 

 

BOA Guidelines (Website: www.boa.ac.uk)

 

 

 

Best Practice For Primary Isolated Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction July 2001

 

Better Care for the Severely Injured July 2000

 

Blood Conservation in Elective Orthopaedic Surgery April 2005

 

BOA Position on Decontamination April 2007

 

BOA Recommendation on Sterile Procedures in Operating Theatres December 1998

 

BOA Statement on Prophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism May 2007

 

Children's Orthopaedics and Fracture Care July 2006

 

Knee Replacement - a guide to good practice December 1999

 

Metastatic bone disease: a guide to good practice December 2001

 

Primary Total Hip Replacement: A Guide to Good Practice August 2006

 

The Care of Patients with Fragility Fractures September 2007

 

The Initial Care and Transfer of Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries July 2006

 

The Management of Acute Bone and Joint Infection in Childhood September 2004

 

The Management of Open Tibial Fractures September 1997

 

The Management of Spinal Deformity in the UK: A Guide to Good Practice November 2003

 

Theatre Efficiency August 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Inter-collegiate Guideline Network (www.sign.ac.uk)

 

 

 

SIGN       TOPIC

 

 

45            Antibiotic prophylaxis

 

48             Rheumatoid arthritis

 

54             Perioperative blood

 

56             Hip fractures

 

62             Venous thromboembolism

 

71            Osteoporosis

 

77            Postop management

 

Guidelines