News in brief: Little evidence to support most orthopaedic surgeries; Mandatory vaccination needed for all hospital staff; PRP treatment no benefit for patients with Achilles tendinopathy;

Missing: evidence of efficacy for most elective orthopaedic surgeries Most of the most commonly-performed elective orthopaedic surgeries for musculoskeletal conditions have little strong, high-quality evidence supporting their use over non-operative alternatives, according to a new review. Although randomised controlled trials have shown carpal tunnel decompression and total knee replacement’s superiority over non-operative care, those for ...

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