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Publications from the FIDELITY project:

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Teppo L N Järvinen, Gordon H Guyatt. Editorial. Arthroscopic surgery for knee pain: A highly questionable practice without supporting evidence of even moderate quality. BMJ. 2016 Jul 20;354:i3934.  Abstract »
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Sihvonen R, Englund M, Turkiewicz A, Järvinen TLN, for the FIDELITY Group. Mechanical symptoms and arthroscopic partial meniscectomy in patients with degenerative meniscus tear: A secondary analysis of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Ann Intern Med 2016 Feb 9. doi: 10.7326/M15-0899. Abstract »
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Sihvonen R, Englund M, Turkiewicz A, Järvinen TLN, for the FIDELITY Group. Mechanical Symptoms as an Indication for Knee Arthroscopy in Patients with Degenerative Meniscus Tear: A Prospective Cohort Study. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2016.03.013. Abstract »
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Järvinen TLN, Sihvonen R, Malmivaara A. Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy for Degenerative Meniscus Tear. N Engl J Med 370: 1260-1, 2014. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1401128 (contains unpublished data). Abstract »
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Järvinen TLN, Sihvonen R, Englund M. Guest Editorial. Arthroscopy for degenerative knee—a difficult habit to break? Acta Orthopaedica 85(3): 215–217, 2014. Abstract »
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Järvinen TLN, Sihvonen R, Bhandari M, Sprague S, Malmivaara A, Paavola M, Schünemann HJ, Guyatt GH. Blinded interpretation of study results can feasibly and effectively diminish interpretation bias. J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 Feb 19. pii: S0895-4356(13)00486-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.11.011. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract »
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Sihvonen R, Paavola M, Malmivaara A, Itälä A, Joukainen A, Kalske J, Nurmi H, Järvinen TLN. Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy vs Sham Surgery for a Degenerative Meniscus Tear. N Engl J Med 369: 2513-22, 2013. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1305189 Abstract »
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Sihvonen R, Paavola M, Malmivaara A, Järvinen TLN. Finnish Degenerative Meniscal Lesion Study (FIDELITY): A protocol for a randomized, placebo-surgery controlled trial on the efficacy of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for patients with degenerative meniscus injury with a novel ‘RCT within-a-cohort’ study design. BMJ Open 3:e002510, 2013.
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Sihvonen R, Järvelä T, Aho H, Järvinen TLN. Validation of the Western Ontario Meniscal Evaluation Tool (WOMET), a meniscal pathology-specific quality-of-life index, for patients with a degenerative meniscus tear. J Bone Joint Surg-Am 94:e65(1-8), 2012. Abstract »

 

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Publications from the FIRST project:

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FIRST investigators. A multi-centre randomized controlled trial comparing arthroscopic osteochondroplasty and lavage with arthroscopic lavage alone on patient important outcomes and quality of life in the treatment of young adult (18–50) Femoroacetabular impingement. Study protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 16:64, 2015, doi: 10.1186/s12891-015-0500-y Abstract »