Category Archives: Orthopaedic surgery

General posts in the field of orthopaedics

Cartilage – the most stubborn entity of all?

I’ve previously [written](http://gforge.se/2012/07/cartilage-defects-part-iv/) about some interesting studies on treatment of cartilage defects. I was therefore thrilled to see Knutsen et al’s 15 year follow-up study. Unfortunately the results were rather disappointing; autologous chondorcyte implantation failed at a higher rate than … Continue reading

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Dealing with non-proportional hazards in R

Since I’m frequently working with large datasets and survival data I often find that the proportional hazards assumption for the Cox regressions doesn’t hold. In my most recent study on cardiovascular deaths after total hip arthroplasty the coefficient was close … Continue reading

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