12th May 2017, Volume 130 Number 1455

Gary Hooper

Surgical practice is besieged by traditional methods, which, although they may have been intuitively sound, have not necessarily withstood critical analysis. Many of the surgical doctrines have failed the test…

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Gary Hooper, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch.

Correspondence

Gary Hooper, Professor and Head of Department, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch.

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gary.hooper@otago.ac.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

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