Evidence-Based Orthopaedics: Pride or Prejudice

For over 20 years the Italian Evidence-Based Orthopaedics Working Group (GLOBE) has been promoting evidence-based medicine (EBM) in orthopaedics and traumatology. However, despite a constant and wide-ranging editorial production and fruitful collaborations with colleagues and institutions at national and international level which will be briefly reviewed, it seems that the orthopaedic scientific community still finds it difficult to recognize the EBM model as a solid reference: there are few guidelines available, there is little awareness of their usefulness, and the complexity of the methodology of production and adaptation of documents widens the gap between the orthopaedic real world and that of clinical epidemiology. The presentation will try a quick analysis of the causes of this contrast, to reflect on the possible solutions to the problem, also trying to incorporate some of the lessons learned during the CoViD-19 pandemic, but will inevitably leave more questions than answers…


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  • Arthroplasty Registries and Cochrane
  • Guidelines in Orthopaedics: what went wrong
  • Can the CoViD-19 pandemic teach us something? Are high quality evidence and real world clinical practice necessarily in contrast?


Gustavo Zanoli MD, PhD,
Orthopaedic surgeon,
GLOBE, (Italian Evidence-Based Orthopaedics Working Group)
Surgical Editor for the Cochrane
Musculo-skeletal Group
Ferrara, Italy

Recorded Video/Audio Presentation



Date and Time

Monday October 5 @ 2PM EDT
* All event times are in EDT (Toronto)

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