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OrthoEvidence: a clinical resource for evidence-based orthopaedics

We are pleased to share with you a recent publication in the Orthopedic Reviews. This publication is entitled "OrthoEvidence: a clinical resource for evidence-based orthopaedics"

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Sprague, S, Smith, C, Bhandari, M. OrthoEvidence:a clinical resource for evidence-based orthopaedics. Orthopedic Reviews: 2015: 7: 5792.


The prevalence of musculoskeletal issues in clinical practice, and the limited focus placed upon musculoskeletal conditions by current electronic summary resources, highlights the need for a resource that provides access to simple and concise summaries of top-quality orthopedic literature for orthopedic surgeons and allied healthcare professionals. OrthoEvidenceTM is an online clinical resource that addresses the paucity of adequate evidence-based summary tools in the field of orthopedic surgery. OrthoEvidenceTM uses a rigorous, transparent, and unique process to review, evaluate, and summarize high quality research studies and their implications for orthopedic clinical practice. Randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses are identified and reviewed by an expert medical writing team, who prepare Advanced Clinical Evidence (ACETM) reports: one or two detailed pages including critical appraisals and synopses of key research. These timely and targeted reports provide a clear understanding about the quality of evidence associated with each summarized study, and can be organized by users to identify trending information. OrthoEvidenceTM allows members to use their time efficiently and to stay current by having access to a breadth of timely, high-quality research output. OrthoEvidenceTM is easily accessible through the internet and is available at the point-of-care, which allows treating orthopedic surgeons and allied health professionals to easily practice the principles of evidence-based medicine within their clinical practices.

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