Outcomes in orthopedics and traumatology: translating research into practice

Outcomes in orthopedics and traumatology: translating research into practice

Author Moraes, Vinícius Ynoe de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferrari, Paula Martins de Oliveira Google Scholar
Gracitelli, Guilherme Conforto Google Scholar
Faloppa, Flávio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Belloti, Joao Carlos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Clinical research is focused in generating evidence that is feasible to be applicable to practitioners. However, translating research-focused evidence into practice may be challenging and often misleading. This article aims is to pinpoint these challenges and suggest some methodological safeguards, taking platelet-rich plasma therapies and knee osteochondral injuries as examples. Studies and systematic reviews involving the following concepts will be investigated: clinically relevant outcomes, systematic errors on sample calculation, internal and external validity. Relevant studies on platelet-rich plasma for muscle-tendon lesions and updates on osteochondral lesions treatment were included in this analysis. Authors and clinicians should consider these concepts for the implementation and application of dissemination of the best evidence. Research results should be challenged by a weighted analysis of its methodological soundness and applicability. Level of Evidence V, Therapeutic Studies - Investigating the Results of Treatment.
Keywords Orthopedics
Knee joint
Platelet-rich plasma
Evidence-based medicine
Outcomes research
Language English
Date 2014-12-01
Published in Acta Ortopédica Brasileira. Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, v. 22, n. 6, p. 330-333, 2014.
ISSN 1413-7852 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia
Extent 330-333
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1413-78522014220601009
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S1413-78522014000600330 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/8721

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