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General

Planning and Executing Orthopedic Journal Clubs. Moro JK, Bhandari M. Indian J Orthop. 2007 Jan-Mar;41(1):47-54.

Updating the Assignment of Levels of Evidence. Marx RG, Wilson SM, Swiontkowski MF. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jan 7;97(1):1-2.

McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE) Process.

Editorial: Getting the Most from What You Read in Orthopaedic Journals. Leopold SS. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Jul;475(7):1757-61.

The Innovation Cycle: A Framework for Taking Surgical Innovation into Clinical Practice. Wright JG, Weinstein S. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Nov 6;95(21):e164.

Methodology

Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT).

STROBE Statement. Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology.

Observational Studies in Orthopaedic Surgery: The STROBE Statement as a Tool for Transparent Reporting. Sheffler LC, Yoo B, Bhandari M, Ferguson T. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Feb 6;95(3):e14(1-12).

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA).

The Quality of Reporting of Orthopaedic Randomized Trials with Use of a Checklist for Nonpharmacological Therapies. Chan S, Bhandari M. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Sep;89(9):1970-78.

User's Guide to the Surgical Literature: How to Use an Article About a Diagnostic Test. Bhandari M, Montori VM, Swiontkowski MF, Guyatt GH. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2003 Jun;85(6):1133 -1140.

User's Guide to the Orthopaedic Literature: How to Use a Systematic Literature Review. Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Montori V, Devereaux PJ, Swiontkowski MF. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Sep;84(9):1672-82.

User's Guide to the Orthopaedic Literature: How to Use an Article About Prognosis. Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Swiontkowski MF. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2001 Oct;83(10):1555-64.

User's Guide to the Orthopaedic Literature: How to Use an Article About a Surgical Therapy. Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Swiontkowski MF. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2001 Jun;83(6):916-26.

Database and Registry Research in Orthopaedic Surgery: Part I: Claims-Based Data. Pugely AJ, Martin CT, Harwood J, Ong KL, Bozic KJ, Callaghan JJ. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Aug 5;97(15):1278-87.

Database and Registry Research in Orthopaedic Surgery: Part 2: Clinical Registry Data. Pugely AJ, Martin CT, Harwood J, Ong KL, Bozic KJ, Callaghan JJ. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Nov 4;97(21):1799-808.​

Reporting and Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews in the Orthopaedic Literature. Gagnier JJ, Kellam PJ. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jun 5;95(11):e77.

Clinical Trials in Orthopaedics Research. Part I. Cultural and Practical Barriers to Randomized Trials in Orthopaedics. Wright JG, Katz JN, Losina E. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Mar 2;93(5):e15.

Clinical Trials in Orthopaedics Research. Part II. Prioritization for Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials. Katz JN, Wright JG, Losina E. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Apr 6;93(7):e30.

Clinical Trials in Orthopaedics Research. Part III. Overcoming Operational Challenges in the Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials in Orthopaedic Surgery. Losina E, Wright J, Katz JN. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Mar 21;94(6):e35.

Design, Conduct, and Interpretation of Nonrandomized Orthopaedic Studies: A Practical Approach: (All) Evidence Matters. Bhandari M, Morshed S, Tornetta P 3rd, Schemitsch EH. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 May 1;91(Suppl 3):1.

Measuring Patient Satisfaction in Orthopaedic Surgery. Graham B, Green A, James M, Katz J, Swiontkowski M. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jan 7;97(1):80-4.

Reporting of Outcomes in Orthopaedic Randomized Trials: Does Blinding of Outcome Assessors Matter? Poolman RW, Struijs PAA, Krips R, Sierevelt IN, Marti RK, Farrokhyar F, Bhandari M. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Mar;89(3):550-8.

How to Design a Good Case Series. Kooistra B, Dijkman B, Einhorn TA, Bhandari M. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 May 1;91(Suppl 3):21-6.

Ethical Issues in the Design of Randomized Trials: To Sham or Not to Sham. Dowrick AS, Bhandari M. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jul 18;94(Suppl 1):7-10.

Meta-Analyses in Orthopaedic Surgery: A Systematic Review of Their Methodologies. Bhandari M, Morrow F, Kulkarni AV, Tornetta P 3rd. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2001 Jan;83(1):15.

Statistics

Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics: A Primer for Orthopaedic Surgeons. Kocher MS, Zurakowski D. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004 Mar;86(3):607-20.

Statistical Consideration for Bilateral Cases in Orthopaedic Research. Park MS, Kim SJ, Chung CY, Choi IH, Lee SH, Lee KM. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Jul 21;92(8):1732-7.

Intention-to-Treat Analysis and Accounting for Missing Data in Orthopaedic Randomized Clinical Trials. Herman A, Botser IB, Tenenbaum S, Chechick A. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Sep 1;91(9):2137-43.

The Intention-to-Treat Principle: A Primer for the Orthopaedic Surgeon. Bubbar VK, Kreder HJ. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Sep;88(9):2097-9.

Analysis of Observational Studies: A Guide to Understanding Statistical Methods. Morshed S, Tornetta P 3rd, Bhandari M. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 May 1;91(Suppl 3):50-60.

Is There Truly "No Significant Difference"?: Underpowered Randomized Controlled Trials in the Orthopaedic Literature. Abdullah L, Davis DE, Fabricant PD, Baldwin K, Namdari S. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Dec 16;97(24):2068-73.

Uses and Misuses of the P Value in Reporting Results of Orthopaedic Research Studies. Katz JN, Losina E. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Sep 20;99(18):1507-8.