ACE Report #5826
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

AAHS 2014: The quality of current hand and elbow randomized controlled trials

Study Type:Systematic review
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The Quality of Hand and Elbow Related Randomized Controlled Trials: A Critical Analysis of Current Literature

Contributing Authors: Jaehon Kim Ryan M Zimmerman Christopher M Jones Norman H Dubin James P Higgins Kenneth R Means

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


63 RCTs completing research on hand or elbow orthopaedic topics were analyzed to determine if current randomized control trials, regarding hand and elbow treatment, are performed in a manner that allow for high quality evidence reporting. The results of the review indicated that although there has been an improvement in RCTs over the last decade, a large number of studies are still found to be “po...

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