GMC drops case of alleged research misconduct against orthopaedic surgeonsBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3302 (Published 24 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3302
- Clare Dyer
Allegations of research misconduct against two consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeons were found not proved by a General Medical Council fitness to practise panel after the GMC decided to offer no evidence.
The charges against Alan Hammer and Anand Agarwal centred on a UK study entitled “Anti-adhesion barrier gel improves clinical outcome in lumbar discectomy patients: a double blinded prospective randomised trial of Oxiplex/Medishield barrier gel,” which they presented at orthopaedic conferences in Geneva and Las Vegas in 2008 and 2009.
The GMC had …