Centre for Evidence-Based Anatomy

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The Centre for Evidence-Based Anatomy was created in 2009 under the name of center for Evidence-based Anatomy, Sports & Orthopedic Research (CEBASOR). It's mission is to conduct quantitative evidence synthesis on anatomical structures and variations in humans mainly. The concept is to apply the Evidence-Based Medicine principles on the science of Clinical Anatomy via the conduction of meta-analyses. 


Many publications in clinical anatomy are prevalence studies treating clinically relevant anatomical variations and reporting their frequencies and/or associations with variables such as age, sex, side, laterality, and ancestry. This article discusses the need to make sense of the available literature. A new concept, evidence-based anatomy (EBA), is proposed to find, appraise, and synthesize the results reported in such publications. It consists in applying evidence-based principles to the field of epidemiological anatomy research through evidence synthesis using systematic reviews and meta-analyses to generate weighted pooled results. Pooled frequencies and associations based on large pooled sample size are likely to be more accurate and to reflect true population statistics and associations more closely. 

The scope of EBA is to reach a transdisciplinary research over a range of areas such as functional anatomy, physical anthropology, biological anthropology, forensic anthropology and  biomechanics,