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Can Even Experienced Orthopaedic Surgeons Predict Who Will Benefit From Surgery When Patients Present with Degenerative Meniscal Tears? A Survey of 194 Orthopaedic Surgeons Who Made 3880 Predictions (2019)

Van de Graaf, V. A., Bloembergen, C. H., Willigenburg, N. W., Noorduyn, J. C., Saris, D. B., Harris, I. A., & Poolman, R. W. (2019). Can even experienced orthopaedic surgeons predict who will benefit from surgery when patients present with degenerative meniscal tears? A survey of 194 orthopaedic surgeons who made 3880 predictions. British Journal of Sports Medicine, bjsports-2019-100567.

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This study included 194 orthopaedic surgeons who reviewed 20 patient profiles. For each of the profiles surgeons had to predict whether partial meniscectomy or exercise was the preferred treatment and how patients may respond to either treatment. Fif ...

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