Placebo-surgery controlled trials lie at the heart of FICEBO activities with three ongoing projects and a few more in the pipeline.
But FICEBO is not only placebo-surgery – we also have a number of other projects aiming to tackle various pressing issues on the care of people with musculoskeletal problems.
FACADE is prospective, randomised non-inferiority trial comparing traditional overnight hospital surveillance to discharge on the day of the surgery in patients who have undergone anterior cervical decompression and fusion.
FIDELITY is a randomized, placebo-surgery controlled trial comparing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy with diagnostic arthroscopy, a placebo surgical comparator, in patients with degenerative meniscus tear.
FIMPACT is a randomized, placebo-surgery controlled trial comparing subacromial decompression surgery against diagnostic arthroscopy, a placebo surgical comparator, in patients with shoulder impingement.