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.

FACADE

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

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.

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, in patients with shoulder impingement.

FIRST

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

FISCAL

FISCAL is a FICEBO-led international collaborative initiative to enhance the generation of trustworthy scientific information, and consequently, to produce improved and more sustainable healthcare.

FISH

FISH is a randomized controlled trial comparing surgical treatment with plate fixation and non-surgical treatment with functional bracing in patients with humeral shaft fracture.