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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104-110

Evidence-based orthopaedics: A brief history

Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Daniel J Hoppe
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.40244

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Evidence-based medicine was recently noted as one of the top 15 most important medical discoveries over the past 160 years. Since the term was coined in 1990, EBM has seen unparalleled adoption in medicine and surgery. We discuss the early origins of EBM and its dissemination in medicine, especially orthopaedic surgery.

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