Characteristics of orthopedic publications in high-impact general medical journals

Benedict U. Nwachukwu, Cynthia A. Kahlenberg, Jason D. Lehman, Stephen Lyman, Robert G. Marx

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Abstract

Orthopedic studies are occasionally published in high-impact general medical journals; these studies are often given high visibility and have significant potential to impact health care policy and inform clinical decision-making. The purpose of this review was to investigate the characteristics of operative orthopedic studies published in high-impact medical journals. The number of orthopedic studies published in high-impact medical journals is relatively low; however, these studies demonstrate methodological characteristics that may bias toward nonoperative treatment. Careful analysis and interpretation of orthopedic studies published in these journals is warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e405-e412
JournalOrthopedics
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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