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Evaluation of the reproducibility of the AO/ASIF classification for humeral shaft fractures.

Pignataro GS, Junqueira AE, Matsunaga FT, Matsumoto MH, Belloti JC, Tamaoki MJ - Rev Bras Ortop (2015)

Bottom Line: The intra and interobserver concordance was statistically significant in all the analyses.However, the highest values were found among the specialists.Abstract available from the publisher.

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Affiliation: Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate the reproducibility of the AO/Asif classification for humeral shaft fractures.

Methods: Consecutive radiographs of the arm in both anteroposterior and lateral view from 60 patients with humeral shaft fractures were analyzed. Six observers who were familiar with the AO/Asif classification (three shoulder and elbow surgery specialists and three general orthopedists) were selected to make the analysis, which was done at three different times. The data were subjected to statistical analysis using the kappa coefficient.

Results: The intra and interobserver concordance was statistically significant in all the analyses.

Conclusions: All the evaluators showed concordance between the three evaluations that was considered to be statistically significant. However, the highest values were found among the specialists.

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fig0015: Interobserver concordance according to evaluation.

Mentions: Fig. 3 brings together the general orthopedists and the specialists, to measure the degree of concordance between the groups at each time (as three evaluations) and in general (all the three evaluations together). At all times, there was statistically significant concordance. The highest concordance was in relation to the first evaluation, with a value of 0.819, which was classified as excellent. From grouping the three evaluations, the interobserver concordance was satisfactory (κ = 0.539).


Evaluation of the reproducibility of the AO/ASIF classification for humeral shaft fractures.

Pignataro GS, Junqueira AE, Matsunaga FT, Matsumoto MH, Belloti JC, Tamaoki MJ - Rev Bras Ortop (2015)

Interobserver concordance according to evaluation.
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fig0015: Interobserver concordance according to evaluation.
Mentions: Fig. 3 brings together the general orthopedists and the specialists, to measure the degree of concordance between the groups at each time (as three evaluations) and in general (all the three evaluations together). At all times, there was statistically significant concordance. The highest concordance was in relation to the first evaluation, with a value of 0.819, which was classified as excellent. From grouping the three evaluations, the interobserver concordance was satisfactory (κ = 0.539).

Bottom Line: The intra and interobserver concordance was statistically significant in all the analyses.However, the highest values were found among the specialists.Abstract available from the publisher.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate the reproducibility of the AO/Asif classification for humeral shaft fractures.

Methods: Consecutive radiographs of the arm in both anteroposterior and lateral view from 60 patients with humeral shaft fractures were analyzed. Six observers who were familiar with the AO/Asif classification (three shoulder and elbow surgery specialists and three general orthopedists) were selected to make the analysis, which was done at three different times. The data were subjected to statistical analysis using the kappa coefficient.

Results: The intra and interobserver concordance was statistically significant in all the analyses.

Conclusions: All the evaluators showed concordance between the three evaluations that was considered to be statistically significant. However, the highest values were found among the specialists.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus