Can radiology reflect patient satisfaction after hallux valgus surgery?

This study aims to define the first web space length (FWSL) as a new radiologic parameter, which may reflect patients' subjective satisfaction and be associated with American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score as an objective parameter. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and fourteen patients (11 males, 103 females; mean age 43.4±13.2 years; range, 18 to 70 years) who underwent distal osteotomy between April 2010 and January 2018 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were radiographically evaluated with pre- and postoperative standing foot anteroposterior and lateral X-rays. Hallux valgus angles (HVAs), intermetatarsal angle (IMA), and FWSL were measured. AOFAS scores were used for clinical evaluation. Satisfaction scores were obtained using a visual analog scale at the final follow-up. RESULTS: The relationship between postoperative AOFAS score changes and postoperative HVA changes was statistically significant (p=0.001, p
Source: Eklem Hastaliklari ve Cerrahisi - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi Source Type: research

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Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Health Tech Saurabh Jha TB tuberculosis Source Type: blogs
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Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Acute critical care Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Imaging Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory infections Source Type: research
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Source: Radiography - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Fuss and Sprunggelenk - Category: Podiatry Source Type: research
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