Minimal Clinically Important Differences for American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Score in Hallux Valgus Surgery

  title={Minimal Clinically Important Differences for American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Score in Hallux Valgus Surgery},
  author={H. Y. Chan and J. Chen and S. Zainul-Abidin and H. Ying and K. Koo and I. Rikhraj},
  journal={Foot & Ankle International},
  pages={551 - 557}
  • H. Y. Chan, J. Chen, +3 authors I. Rikhraj
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Foot & Ankle International
  • Background: The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) score is one of the most common and adapted outcome scales in hallux valgus surgery. However, AOFAS is predominantly physician based and not patient based. Although it may be straightforward to derive statistical significance, it may not equate to the true subjective benefit of the patient’s experience. There is a paucity of literature defining MCID for AOFAS in hallux valgus surgery although it could have a great impact on the… CONTINUE READING
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