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No, not that Meta.
Meta-analysis of medical data. We were surprised to read an article
summarizing that many common orthopedic procedures don’t have a lot of evidence
supporting their efficacy. The article reviewed the 8 most common
surgical procedures and compared the outcome to non-surgical treatment of the
underlying conditions. In only two cases did the study show that surgical
treatment was the more effective – carpal tunnel release, and total knee
replacement. The study showed no difference in outcome for partial
meniscectomy, rotatory cuff repair, subacromial decompression, anterior
cruciate ligament reconstruction, lumbar spine decompression, and lumbar
fusion. One wonders if before recommending these surgeries to injured
workers their doctors make this information available to them. We wish someone
would do a study specific to Texas workers’ compensation medical treatment, and
better yet, to individual surgeons who are frequent actors in the Texas system.
A link to the article is here.
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