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Sham Surgery in Orthopedics

Discussion in 'Foot Surgery' started by NewsBot, Jul 16, 2016.

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    Sham Surgery in Orthopedics: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
    Louw A et al
    Pain Med. 2016 Jul 11. pii: pnw164
     
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    Here is conclusion from full paper:
     
  5. DaVinci

    DaVinci Well-Known Member

    What orthopaedic conditions?
     
  6. Dieter Fellner

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    Six randomized clinical trials are included in this review, with two on vertebroplasty for osteoporotic compression fractures [31,32]; two on intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) [49,50]; one on arthroscopic debridement for osteoarthritis of the knee joint [30]; and one on open debridement of common extensor tendons for lateral epicondilitis [48]. T
     
  7. Dieter Fellner

    Dieter Fellner Well-Known Member

    Might be true for the conditions investigated. As a foot surgeon I can tell you no sham surgery (not sure what might constitute a 'sham' surgery in that context) will do much to satisfy a patient in this way. It's likely the same is true for a range of other orthopedic operations e.g. hip arthroplasty, TKA etc
     
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