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Old 12-17-2006, 05:58 PM
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I hope that someone can do the research to discover the background for this study. There are 8 authors listed. Are there 8 surgeons involved in this series of 54 patients. It is my understanding that while in, where studies are allowed to exclude 'training cases', they are not allowed to exclude these cases in Europe.

I do not know the details of this series, but are there 40 training cases out of 56 patients? Why should their experience be so much worse than other reported data?

Studies and data are useful, but must always be examined with a very critical eye. Now, for years to come, we'll be reading about literature reviews that will say something like, "Incidence of HO between 0% and 66%".

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