The Ethics of Sham Surgery in Clinical Orthopaedic Research

Mehta, Samir; Myers, Thomas G.; Lonner, Jess H.; Huffman, G. Russell; Sennett, Brian J.
July 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 7, p1650
Academic Journal
The article discusses the ethics of sham surgery in clinical orthopedic research. They provide a foundation for the orthopedic surgeon on the subject of sham surgery as a research tool. The author offers information about the ethical considerations surrounding sham surgery. They have also mentioned the conditions under which sham surgery is an appropriate methodology.


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