Evidence-based resources and search strategies for orthopaedic surgeons

Michael Zlowodzki, Boris A. Zelle, Marius Keel, Peter A. Cole, Philip J. Kregor

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Identification of information on a specific topic of interest can be a difficult and time-consuming task. The key to successful and time-efficient article identification is to use easily accessible, complete, and most up-to-date information sources and to perform a focused search that minimises hits without missing relevant articles. Pre-appraised articles and databases allowing "pre-filtering" techniques for high level evidence are useful for a quick search for the best available evidence. For a more comprehensive review, a combination of MEDLINE, EMBASE and meeting abstract databases is usually more than sufficient. Full-text publications can be obtained from the Cochrane library and from OVID.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-311
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Cochrane library
  • EBM
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Search strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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