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Archive: Apr 2016

    Time for a second opinion? When surgery becomes a ‘placebo’?

    In the last few weeks, among other things, I’ve been asked to give my opinion on a patient offered a discectomy for a ‘herniated’ spinal disc that I (and the reporting radiologist) found difficult to call ‘herniated’, a patient offered a three-level spinal instrumentation operation when two levels of instrumentation could readily suffice, a patient […]

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