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Table 1 Demographic Information

From: Surgical management of hallux valgus and hallux rigidus: an email survey among Swiss orthopaedic surgeons regarding their current practice

Survey recipients 654
Respondents 322/654 (=overall response rate 46 %)
 Board certified orthopaedic surgeons 322/322 (100 %)
 Trainees 0/322 (0 %)
 Performing Foot & Ankle Surgery 230/322 (71 %) = response rate 35 %)
 SFAS-Membersa 90/322 (28 %)
Survey participants 230
Age groups (years of age)  
 31–40 35/230 (15 %)
 41–50 91/230 (39 %)
 51–60 85/230 (38 %)
 61–70 18/230 (8 %)
Case load (forefoot cases per year)  
 0–10 8/230 (4 %)
  < 25 58/230 (25 %)
 25–50 71/230 (31 %)
  > 50 93/230 (40 %)
Type of practice  
 Public hospital 97/230 (43 %)
 Private practice 104/230 (45 %)
 University hospital 14/230 (6 %)
 Other institution 13/230 (6 %)
Orthopaedic Training  
 Fellowship 52/230 (22 %)
Orthopaedic Training Area  
 German part 190/230 (82 %)
 French part 24/230 (10 %)
 Italian part 0/230 (0 %)
 Mix German-French 12/230 (5 %)
 Mix German-Italian 2/230 (1 %)
 Mix french-Italian 2/230 (1 %)
Language/Region of Practice  
 German-Speaking 183/230 (79 %)
 French-Speaking 38/230 (17 %)
 Italian-Speaking 5/230 (2 %)
 Other 4/230 (2 %)
  1. aSFAS = Swiss Foot & Ankle Society; 2 % did not report on membership
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