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[Comment] eTHoS piles pressure on haemorrhoidopexy

Surgical innovation strives to address the perceived shortcomings and potential pitfalls associated with traditional therapeutic techniques. New devices are often recommended to patients on the basis of incomplete clinical datasets that highlight specific short-term gains over standard treatment but may not confirm long-term benefit. Enthusiasm for new technology in surgery should be balanced by the requirement to undertake objective, high-quality studies to establish the overall clinical and economic effect of surgical therapies.