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Minimally invasive surgery for pedal digital deformity: an audit of complications using national benchmark indicators

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, April 2015
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Title
Minimally invasive surgery for pedal digital deformity: an audit of complications using national benchmark indicators
Published in
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13047-015-0073-x
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Authors

Mark Gilheany, Omar Baarini, Dean Samaras

Abstract

There is increasing global interest and performance of minimally invasive foot surgery (MIS) however, limited evidence is available in relation to complications associated with MIS for digital deformity correction. The aim of this prospective audit is to report the surgical and medical complications following MIS for digital deformity against standardised clinical indicators. A prospective clinical audit of 179 patients who underwent MIS to reduce simple and complex digital deformities was conducted between June 2011 and June 2013. All patients were followed up to a minimum of 12 months post operatively. Data was collected according to a modified version of the Australian Council of Healthcare standards (ACHS) clinical indicator program. The audit was conducted in accordance with the National Research Ethics Service (NRES) guidelines on clinical audit. The surgical complications included 1 superficial infection (0.53%) and 2 under-corrected digits (0.67%), which required revision surgery. Two patients who underwent isolated complex digital corrections had pain due to delayed union (0.7%), which resolved by 6 months post-op. No neurovascular compromise and no medical complications were encountered. The results compare favourably to rates reported in the literature for open reduction of digital deformity. This audit has illustrated that performing MIS to address simple and complex digital deformity results in low complication rates compared to published standards. MIS procedures were safely performed in a range of clinical settings, on varying degrees of digital deformity and on a wide range of ages and health profiles. Further studies investigating the effectiveness of these techniques are warranted and should evaluate long term patient reported outcome measures, as well as developing treatment algorithms to guide clinical decision making.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 20 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 20%
Student > Bachelor 4 20%
Researcher 3 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Student > Postgraduate 2 10%
Other 3 15%
Unknown 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 50%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 20%
Physics and Astronomy 1 5%
Engineering 1 5%
Unknown 4 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 May 2015.
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#2,193,437
of 5,114,553 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#182
of 319 outputs
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#69,840
of 156,727 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#10
of 18 outputs
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