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Riaz J.K. Khan, FRCS (Tr&Orth); Martyn Parker, MD; Daniel Fick, MBBS; Angus Keogh, MBBS
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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006 May 01;88(5):1160-1160
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R.J.K. Khan, M. Parker, D. Fick, and A. Keogh reply:We thank Mr. Dobson and Mr. Nguyen for their letter. The issue that they raise is one of semantics. Randomized trials may be blinded (e.g., with use of random numbers or sealed identical envelopes) or quasi-randomized (e.g., with use of alternation or odd/even numbers). Therefore, we believe that our title is not misleading. Moreover, the inclusion of such studies is accepted protocol for other evidence-based organizations such as Cochrane.
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