Table 1

Evidence and guidelines by arthroscopic procedure type (see online supplementary appendix 1 for references)

1997/19981999/20002001/20022003/20042005/20062007/20082009/20102011/20122013/20142015/2016
Lavage/washout2 RCT2 RCT2 RCT1 RCT
1 NG
2 SR1 NG1 SR
APM1 RCT1 RCT5 RCT
1 SR
1 RCT
3 SR
Chondroplasty2 RCT1 RCT1 RCT1 RCT1 NG1 SR
  • APM, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy; NG, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guideline; RCT, randomised controlled clinical trial; SR, systematic review.