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  Global Journal of Surgery. Volume 2, Issue 3 (2011) pp. 105-132
  Review Article
 
A general overview of knee outcome measures in common use
  LL Negrin, V Vécsei  
     
Department of Trauma Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
   
  Abstract  
  One of the significant challenges in the use of knee outcome measures is which one to use in which instance because similar classification schemes applied to the same patient may provide different results. As the choice of the classification scheme is crucial for adequate individual outcome evaluation and as no gold standard exists our review had two aims: (1) detecting common knee scores, rating systems and activity scales and assessing their frequency by a literature search; (2) abstracting them in the paper to enable clinicians and researchers a preliminary selection before reviewing complete questionnaires in order to identify the appropriate system for their investigations. Analyzing 11512 studies, we detected 39 knee classification schemes which have been used 2947-times altogether.
     
  Keywords  
  Outcome measures; Scores; Classification schemes; Rating systems; Frequency  
     
   
   
   
   
     

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