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Placebo surgeries 

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

You “need a placebo [surgery] trial when the outcomes are ‘soft’ (subjective: pain).” ~@doctordoubter Placebo surgeries are necessary and ethical. I’ve been arguing many years we need surgeries for pain compared to shams. More:

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