This bothered me a lot, so I acted upon it. A prestigious sports surgery journal, American Journal of Sports Medicine, marketed their own study in Twitter like this:
Should those 40 and older think twice about delaying ACL reconstruction surgery? A study shows waiting longer than a year leads to a greater incidence of medial meniscal tears: https://t.co/mLgfuBXYQP pic.twitter.com/yyWSksyIkO— American Journal of Sports Medicine (@AJSM_SportsMed) March 28, 2019
The study can be found here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0363546518817749.
An informative picture and a catchy title. When looking deeper, however, the sad truth can be found. I posted the following tweets:
We have to do better. Like Doug Altman put it: “We need less research, better research, and research done for the right reasons“.