Introduction/Purpose: Patient reported outcomes (PROs) can provide information on individual patient’s progress throughout a treatment course and additionally, with common surgeries, powerful numbers can be generated to provide data analytic curves to provide a recovery road map for patients and surgeons. Those who deviate negatively from the predicted path may have a complication and early intervention can be initiated. Those who deviate positively have the potential to need less physical therapy, early return to sports or work. Hallux valgus (HV) is a common condition of the foot with 4.4 million patients seeking care yearly and surgery is equally common. The purpose of this study was to determine if PROMIS PROs can be used to construct data analytic curves for HV surgery.
MacDonald, Ashlee; Houck, Jeff; and Baumhauer, Judith, "The Road to Recovery for Bunion Surgery: Data Analytic Plots to Target Patient Progress" (2017). Faculty Publications - College of Physical Therapy. 114.