Fusion Versus Disk Replacement for Degenerative Conditions of the Lumbar and Cervical Spine: Quid Est Testimonium?

Feb 23, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Fusion Versus Disk Replacement for Degenerative Conditions of the Lumbar and Cervical Spine: Quid Est Testimonium?

This article compares the outcomes following spinal fusion and disk replacement for degenerative conditions of the lumbar and cervical spine. The short-term outcomes of lumbar and cervical total disk replacement…

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Challenges of Randomized Controlled Surgical Trials

Feb 23, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Challenges of Randomized Controlled Surgical Trials

The concept of evidence-based medicine has gained broad support in the medical community, because clinical decisions based on information from rigorous scientific study are most likely to provide optimal care….

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Principles of Evidence-Based Medicine

Feb 23, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Principles of Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence–based medicine integrates clinical expertise, patients’ values and preferences, and the best available evidence from the medical literature. Evidence–based orthopedics is a model to assist surgeons to improve the process…

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Evidence-Based Orthopedic Surgery: Is It Possible?

Feb 23, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Evidence-Based Orthopedic Surgery: Is It Possible?

The promise of evidence-based medicine is to integrate the highest levels of clinical data with patient outcomes. After framing the question and identifying appropriate studies, evaluating their relevance to clinical…

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