Wed, 23 March 2016
FAI February 2016 Podcast: Inconsistency in the Reporting of Adverse Events in Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Systems for classifying complications have been proposed for many surgical subspecialties. The goal of this systematic review was to analyze the number and frequency of different terms used to identify complications in total ankle arthroplasty. We hypothesized that this terminology would be highly variable, supporting a need for a standardized system of reporting. The review showed that the reporting of complications and adverse outcomes for total ankle arthroplasty was highly variable. This lack of consistency impedes the accurate reporting and interpretation of data required for the development of cohesive, evidence-based treatment guidelines for end-stage ankle arthritis. Standardized reporting tools are urgently needed. This study presents a prototype worksheet for the standardized assessment and reporting of adverse events.
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