Are the claims made in orthopaedic print advertisements valid?

Source:  International Orthopaedics 2014, 38(5), 1067-72

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Date of publication:  May 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  50 claims were chosen randomly from six peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals, and the evidence supporting each claim was assessed and validated by three orthopaedic surgeons.  Many of the claims had no high-quality supporting evidence and some had no supporting evidence at all.

Length of publication:  6 pages

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Acknowledgement:  International Orthopaedics

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