View Single Post
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-17-2006, 05:58 PM
mmglobal's Avatar
mmglobal mmglobal is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,511

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%".

1997 MVA
2000 L4-5 Microdiscectomy/laminotomy
2001 L5-S1 Micro-d/lami
2002 L4-S1 Charite' ADR - SUCCESS!
2009 C3-C4, C5-C6-C7, T1-T2 ProDisc-C Nova
Summer 2009, more bad thoracic discs!
Life After Surgery Website
President: Global Patient Network, Inc.
Reply With Quote