J. Nienke Altink, Jari Dahmen, Gwendolyn Vuurberg, Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs

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A number of outcome measures are available to assess the impact of sports injuries of the foot and ankle. The following key items are essential when selecting the best available outcome measures: History taking remains the most important tool and is essential to assess the symptoms, concerns, medical-, social-, and psychological history and to individualize treatment. Validity, reliability, and repeatability are important psychometric properties to assess whether an outcome measure is suitable for its intended purpose. Different tools are available to objectify findings during physical examination (goniometers, dynamometers). To obtain an evaluation of the patient which is as complete as possible, it is recommended to combine a generic health measure, a foot- or ankle-specific health measure, and, if available, a disease-specific patient-reported outcome measure (PROM). Monitoring of complications and recurrence rate of the particular injury is essential to adequately assess safety and effectiveness of any surgical technique.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle: A Focus on Advanced Surgical Techniques
Subtitle of host publicationA Focus on Advanced Surgical Techniques
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783662587041
ISBN (Print)9783662587034
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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NameSports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle: A Focus on Advanced Surgical Techniques


  • Complications and recurrence
  • Outcome assessment
  • Patient-reported outcome measures
  • Psychometric properties
  • Treatment outcome

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