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Introduction/Purpose: Previous studies have demonstrated that preoperative Patient Reported Outcome Instrumentation System (PROMIS) scores effectively predict improvement in foot and ankle surgery. Adult acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) and Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) are a common surgical problem, but it is unclear if the specific thresholds for the physical function (PF), pain interference (PI) and depression published previously for all foot and ankle surgeries apply to a specific diagnosis. Furthermore, the interplay of PROMIS scores and clinical variables has not been evaluated. The purpose of this study was: 1) to investigate the change in PROMIS scales and radiographic measurements from pre- to postoperative follow up in AAFD/PTTD patients, 2) to determine if preoperative PROMIS scales predict post-surgical improvement, 3) to determine if demographic, clinical variables combined with pre-operative PROMIS scales predict post-surgical improvement.


Originally published in Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics, 2(3).

DOI: 10.1177/2473011417S000020 ©The Author(s) 2017