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Table 2 Orthopaedic health technology assessments versus cost effectiveness and higher level evidence

From: The impact of orthopaedic research evidence on health financing in Australia

Year of assessment Orthopaedic technology Higher evidence effectiveness Cost effective analysis performed
2002 Intradiscal electrothermal anuloplasty
2006 Artificial intervertebral disc replacement (cervical)
2006 Artificial intervertebral disc replacement (lumbar)
2007 Lumbar non-fusion posterior stabilisation devices (pedicle screw device - Dynesys)
2007 Lumbar non-fusion posterior stabilisation devices (interspinous spacers - X STOP, Wallis, Coflex, DIAM)
2009 Computer-navigated total knee arthroplasty
2010 Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation and autologous chondrocyte implantation
2011 Artificial intervertebral disc replacement in patients with cervical degenerative disc disease
2017 Minimally invasive, lumbar decompression and dynamic stabilisation using an interlaminar device, with no rigid fixation to the vertebral pedicles, of one or two lumbar motions