Editorial – Evidence vs Experience in Trauma Surgery
Vol 4 | Issue 1 | May – Aug 2018 | page:1-2 | Dr. Sushrut Babhulkar, Dr. Ashok K. Shyam
Author: Sushrut Babhulkar , Ashok K. Shyam [2,3].
 Sushrut Institute of Medical Sciences, Research Centre & Post-Graduate Instt of Orthopedics, Central Bazar Road, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur, INDIA 400 010
 Indian Orthopaedic Research Group, Thane, India.
 Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Pune, India.
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ashok Shyam
Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Shivajinagar, Pune, India
Editorial: Evidence vs Experience in Trauma Surgery
As a part of Traumacon, over a decade, we have closely observed the changing paradigm of Trauma practice and perception and importance of means of trauma education and learning. A recent Editorial in Journal of Orthopaedic Case reports pointed toward this ongoing struggle between Evidence based medicine and Experience based medicine. Thakkar et al pointed towards this effect being more pronounced in countries like India . We too have seen this development in major trauma conferences across the country.
This conflict between evidence based medicine and experience based medicine basically arises due to misinterpretation or narrow vision perception of Evidence. Evidence based medicine does not equate to published literature and journal articles only. It has to be clearly understood that EBM is an amalgamation of Literature, patient factors and surgeon factors and all three pillars are equally important. Technically there is no conflict between the two, the conflict only exists in our varied perception of both. EBM urges us to use the best of Literature, the best of our clinical experience and base our decision making taking into account the patient factors. There is no easy way to do this, but it complete relies on our Experience with Evidence based medicine.
In this trauamcon too, we have tried to balance both evidence based medicine and experience based medicine and stitched together a program which does justice to both
Trauma International is in its fourth year now and is successfully published every four month and we will urge all of you to submit to Trauma International and add to our Evidence base
Best wishes and regards
Dr. Sushrut Babhulkar
Dr. Ashok Shyam
1. Thakkar CJ, Shyam A. Evidence-based medicine: Why there is a low acceptance in countries like India?. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2017 Nov- Dec;7(6):1-2
|How to Cite the article: Babhulkar S, Shyam AK. Evidence vs Experience in Trauma Surgery. Trauma International. May-Aug 2018;4(1):1-2|
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