NICE guidelines (Website:




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:




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 (







45            Antibiotic prophylaxis


48             Rheumatoid arthritis


54             Perioperative blood


56             Hip fractures


62             Venous thromboembolism


71            Osteoporosis


77            Postop management