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If

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Orthopaedic

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Informatics

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is

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about

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"the

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utility

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of

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orthopaedic

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information

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as

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it

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pertains

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to

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the

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treatment

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of

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patients",

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then

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Evidence

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Based

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Orthopaedics

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(EBO)

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is

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the

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heart

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of

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OI

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Fortunately

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it

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also

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the

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subject

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which

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attracts

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the

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most

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attention

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from

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mainstream

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orthopaedics

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.

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Reviews

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and

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meta-analyses

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are

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frequently

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published

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and

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constitute

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a

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higher

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level

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of

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evidence

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Concept: EBM: Levels of Evidence - InfoPOEMs (2007) [Website] Available at [http://www.infopoems.com/concept/ebm_loe.cfm

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The Cochrane Collaboration

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The Cochrane Collaboration 2008 [Website] Available at [http://www.cochrane.org

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is

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the

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group

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with

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the

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highest

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reputation

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and

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is

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dedicated

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to

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"Preparing,

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maintaining

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and

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promoting

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the

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accessibility

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of

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systematic

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reviews

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of

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the

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effects

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of

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health

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care

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interventions".

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This

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site

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contains

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abstracts

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of

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the

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meta-analyses

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prepared

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by

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different

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focus

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groups.

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Table

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1

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shows

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the

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numbers

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of

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reviews

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of

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relevance

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to

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orthopaedics

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in

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Dec

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2007.

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There

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is

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a

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small

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amount

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of

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overlap

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between

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groups.

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Table

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Cochrane

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Musculoskeletal

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Focus

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Groups

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(as

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of

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Jan

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2008)

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Name of Group

Total Number of Reviews

Number Withdrawn

Back

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Cochrane Reviews - by topic 'Back' [Website] Available at http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/topics/51_reviews.html

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41

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Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma

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Cochrane Reviews - by topic 'Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma' [Website] Available at http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/topics/81_reviews.html

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Musculokeletal

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Cochrane Reviews - by topic 'Musculokeletal' [Website] Available at http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/topics/80_reviews.html

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25

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Wounds

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Cochrane Reviews - by topic 'Wounds' [Website] Available at http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/topics/96_reviews.html

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102

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Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care

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Cochrane Reviews - by topic 'Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care' [Website] Available at http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/topics/85_reviews.html

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The stringent methodology of these reviews and the difficulty of undertaking randomized trials in surgical subjects means that Cochrane reviews frequently conclude that the evidence for commonly employed orthopaedic procedures is "insufficient". This is not to belittle the process but to encourage orthopaedic surgeons to carry out more rigorous research which will meet the EBO standards. 300 topics on which the evidence has been stringently examined is a manageable number. Each review summarizes the main conclusions in a few lines. One could visit all these summaries in a few hours, assimilate this level of evidence and obtain an overview of the state of the evidence in orthopaedics

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