Projects

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.

FIDELITY

FIDELITY is a randomized, placebo-surgery controlled trial comparing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy with diagnostic arthroscopy, a placebo surgical comparator.

FIMAGE

FIMAGE is a study on the prevalence of abnormal imaging findings of the shoulder and their concordance to symptoms in the general population.

FIMPACT

FIMPACT is a randomized, placebo-surgery controlled trial comparing subacromial decompression surgery against diagnostic arthroscopy, a placebo surgical comparator.

FIRST

FIRST trial is a randomized, multinational trial evaluating the efficacy of surgical treatment in patients diagnosed with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).

FISCAL

FISCAL is an international collaborative initiative led by the FICEBO to enhance the generation and penetration of trustworthy scientific information. It takes many forms, with a common goal of producing improved and more sustainable healthcare.