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Acta Ortopédica Brasileira

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Abstract

DRUMMOND FILHO, Madson Lobato et al. Fractures of the neck of the talus: evaluation of reproducibility of Hawkins´s classification. Acta ortop. bras. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.3, pp. 170-173. ISSN 1413-7852.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-78522012000300007.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the intraobserver and interobserver reproducibility of Hawkins' classification for fractures of the neck of the talus. METHODS: 20 random cases of fracture of the talus were selected, to be defined according to the classification of types by eight orthopedic surgeons, 13 orthopedic residents and 15 radiology residents. RESULTS: Using the statistical test of Landis and Koch, measurements of 0.627 and 0.668 were obtained in the first and second evaluations, respectively. These values define a satisfactory agreement for Hawkins' classification. CONCLUSION: We conclude that this classification is reproducible between observers, with better values for the more experienced observers. Level of Evidence I, Study Diagnostic - Investigating a diagnostic test.

Keywords : Fractures, bone [classification]; Fractures, bone [complications]; Talus; Hawkins.

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