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The Evidence for Orthopaedic Surgery
James G. Wright, MD1
1 The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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David Limb and Stuart M. Hay, editors. Shrewsbury, United Kingdom: tfm Publishing; 2007. 350 pages. $95.00. ISBN: 1-903378-36-2.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2007 Sep 01;89(9):2102-2102
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Ideally, textbooks should give an up-to-date complete summary of the literature, providing clinicians with the information they need to make treatment decisions with their patients. Textbooks, however, often provide an incomplete review of the literature and are heavily influenced by the opinions of the author. The Evidence for Orthopaedic Surgery offers a welcome new approach to an orthopaedic textbook. The book is based on systematic reviews of the literature, with a focus on the highest quality evidence. Levels of evidence are assigned to many of the studies discussed. Each chapter has a useful table of recommendations, allowing the reader to quickly access the conclusions of the chapter. More importantly, the recommendations are graded, thus providing some sense of the strength of evidence supporting the recommendations. Some of the chapters on selected topics in this book are among the best that have been written.
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