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OrthoEvidence announces new emerging treatments category for reports on treatment of chronic, non-cancer pain with cannabis

OrthoEvidence provides access to high-quality research papers covering musculoskeletal issues to more than 50,000 health practitioners worldwide. With cannabis becoming legal in Canada next week, OrthoEvidence will now include studies looking at cannabis’s use for the treatment of chronic, non-cancer pain.

October 30, 2018

Canadians know the pain-reducing effects of cannabis anecdotally but organizations wanting to study this further have been hampered by weed’s illegality. With cannabis laws changing, one of Canada’s leading providers of musculoskeletal research papers for health practitioners, OrthoEvidence, is providing resources to health professionals to dive more deeply into timely areas such as cannabis research with a new category called Emerging Treatments. One such treatment, for example relates to medicinal cannabis; however, other emerging biological therapies are also in development.

“Getting evidence to our members to provide some signal in an environment of noisy data has been high priority,” commented Professor Mohit Bhandari, Editor-in-Chief of OrthoEvidence. “Understanding the opportunities to leverage the potential advantages of medicinal cannabis and the ability to conduct meaningful research in Canada is both timely and critical.”

OrthoEvidence is used by a wide range of professional practitioners, including orthopedic surgeons, primary care physicians, sports medicine specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and interns.

Health practitioners are encouraged to sign up to see the latest research related to their work.

Visit myorthoevidence.com to learn more.

About OrthoEvidence

OrthoEvidence™ is the global online source for high quality and timely orthopedic-only, evidence-based summaries, appraised by orthopedic medical experts. The first of its kind, OrthoEvidence is built by orthopaedic experts for the orthopedic community and patients to access critical healthcare information.

Editor-In-Chief, Mohit Bhandari

Dr. Mohit Bhandari is the founder of OrthoEvidence. He is a professor and academic head of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at McMaster University. He also holds a Canada Research Chair in evidence-based orthopedic surgery. He serves as Associate Chair, Research for the Department of Surgery and holds a unique distinction of University Scholar at McMaster University. His research focuses on improving the lives of individuals experiencing trauma. Dr. Bhandari has received more than $50 million in research funding, published benchmark textbooks in evidence-based surgery, conducted the field’s largest surgical trials, published in the top-cited journals, and recently an inductee as a Member of the Order of Canada.