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Grades of Recommendation
Krishna Reddi Boddu Siva Rama, MS, MRCS1
1 Orthopaedic BiomechanicsDepartment of Mechanical EngineeringImperial College, Room 636South Kensington, London SW7 2AZUnited Kingdom r.rama@imperial.ac.uk
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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006 Feb 01;88(2):451-451
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To The Editor:The recent introduction of "Grades of Recommendation" (2005;87:1909-10) for review articles by The Journal is greatly appreciated. Such a simple classification will be very useful for a busy orthopaedic surgeon in obtaining guidance about treatment recommendations. Moreover, such a grading standardizes the conclusions of the authors of review articles.However, the proposed grading system is merely an extrapolation of the "Levels of Evidence" system1. Hence, a few words of caution are necessary for readers before assimilating the Grades of Recommendation into clinical practice.
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