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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

ISSN Print: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.v17.i2.10
pages 87-93

Evidence-Based Orthopaedics: Is It Possible?

Helena Viveiros
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Tashay Mignott
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Mohit Bhandari
CLARITY Research Group, McMaster University, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Canada and Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Hamilton General Hospital, Canada

ABSTRACT

EBM is referred to as the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. This article describes the history and practice of evidence-based medicine.