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Hamstring v patellar tendon autografts: Author's reply

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 11 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1153
  1. David J Biau (, specialist registrar (orthopaedic and trauma surgery)
  1. Service de chirurgie orthopédique et traumatologique, Hôpital Cochin, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, 75679 Paris, France

    EDITOR—We hope that doctors will give more information about the outcome and problems related to both reconstructions and that young orthopaedic surgeons will take more interest in hamstring autografts.

    Meta-analyses are not free of bias. The quality of reporting in surgical trials needs to be improved, and multicentre randomised controlled trials are needed to overcome sample size issues. We are currently performing …

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