Scotland considers NICE (UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence) MoM (metal-on-metal) hip-resurfacing approval
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Health Technology Board for Scotland (HTBS) has advised that the National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidance on the use of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip resurfacing is as valid for Scotland as it is for England and Wales, subject to service-specific considerations. The final guidance is due to be published on August 14, after consultation on issues regarding the low incidence of the procedure in Scotland and requirements for data-collection and reporting.
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