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Table 2 Patient assessment.

From: Pulsed electromagnetic fields after arthroscopic treatment for osteochondral defects of the talus: double-blind randomized controlled multicenter trial

  Physician Patient
  Baseline characteristics* Sport resumption Work resumption AAS AOFAS-AHS CT Wound inspection Compliance Adverse events FAOS EQ-5D NRS pain NRS satisfaction
Preoperative X    X X X     X X X  
1–2 weeks        X X X     
1 month    X      X X   X X X
2 months   X X X X   X X X X X X X
6 months   X X X        X X  
1 year   X X X X X    X X X X X
  1. * Baseline characteristics include age, gender, weight, height, affected side, duration of symptoms, type of sport and profession, past medical history, smoking status, and size, localization and classification of osteochondral defect on computed tomography.
  2. AAS = Ankle Activity Score; AOFAS-AHS = American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society – Ankle-Hindfoot Scale; CT = Computed Tomography; FAOS = Foot and Ankle Outcome Score; EQ-5D = EuroQol questionnaire; NRS = Numeric Rating Scale.