Tuesday, March 11, 2008

CBC - The great defender against "Gender Bias"

A story being given plenty of airtime on the Ceeb today :
Knee Surgery Points to Gender Bias !!

The "Study" consisted of TWO subjects ... That's right ... they had TWO subjects who presented to a group of doctors for evaluation and treatment. One of them ... the Male .... is ignored in the story that covers the study.

A blatantly obvious effort conducted by a couple of female doctors who decided that the Hunt for Bias needed to fit the their preconceptions. One thing that struck me was that the 72 year old Woman DID get the surgery.

No details were provided on the MALE undercover subject's experience!

Of course the fact that this pathetic example of a study gets uncritical cheerleading from the CBC should be no surprise.
Besides the fact that the CBC loves a manufactured story better than any fact based efforts....

It fits right in with one of their favorite themes ...... Women are always victims!

Reality check on arthroplasty .... the risks of damage through infection or other complications are very serious.
Good doctors take these risks into account and should be hesitant to make recommendations for surgery based on short term experience with ANY patient.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree it's a blatantly obvious effort conducted by a couple of female doctors but not obvious obvious. ;-)


3/11/2008 11:48 a.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Sheesh.... I'm a stuttererer....
Edited now for your pleasure ...cheers

3/11/2008 2:36 p.m.  
Anonymous Mugs said...

Thats funny my grandmother just a couple of years ago had a knee replaced, she had no complaints.

3/11/2008 4:00 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Not funny .... your grandmother was one of the lucky ones.

Out of 5 people that I know personally who've had knee surgery 4 have had infection complications and ONE nearly lost his leg because of it.
Even without infection the chances of full utility are not 100% and longer term after effects run close to 100%.
It is NOT a permanent fix....

3/12/2008 9:41 a.m.  
Anonymous Mugs said...

I was commenting more to the fact that women do indeed get the procedure done, not on the points you made at the bottom of the post.

On being lucky, she was being eighty years old, and having it done without being put to sleep. Reading of the complications you describe certainly make her even more lucky.

3/12/2008 5:28 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

.... Mugs I actually do think that women are turned down for procedures like this more than men are.

It goes to the criteria used to evaluate the suitability and to the statistical differences between men and women that are a fact in those criteria.

These two doctors are simply attempting to manufacture a case for bias in medical treatment based on prejudice. This is not science or medicine ... it's sexual politics.

3/13/2008 10:28 a.m.  

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