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OrthoEvidence

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What is it?

OrthoEvidence was developed to provide an efficient and regularly updated resource for best evidence in orthopaedics worldwide. Evidence-based orthopaedics requires a conscientious use of the best available evidence to guide surgical decision-making. Keeping up with mounting evidence has become a near impossible task with an ever-increasing burden of literature and no existing filters to differentiate high quality from low quality information.

Please click here to access the OrthoEvidence website.

Why use OrthoEvidence?

To save you time and give you access to high quality evidence each month, we have developed a process to identify, critically appraise and summarize the best of the best in the field of orthopaedic surgery.

This is highly advantageous since it allows one to view directly the benefits and drawbacks of the evidence in the topic of interest. In addition, for the clinician that does not have the significant time and commitment required to search for relevant articles, OrthoEvidence systematically searches and screens a wide range of journals for randomized trials, which represent top quality evidence.

Our reports are simple and easy to read. Within a few minutes each month, you can now stay updated with the best emerging evidence in our field. Each Advanced Clinical Evidence (ACE) report is carefully prepared and many are verified by the authors of the original publications, often with new information not reported in the original papers.

We make every attempt to allow you to interact, rate, and comment on reports. Authors of the original papers on which our short ACE reports are based are encouraged to review your comments and thoughts and respond. In high profile and impact papers, we solicit interviews with authors and make such podcasts available in the reports.

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