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Co-op Experience: COFAS Ankle Arthritis Surgical Outcome Study

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 11:00
Melissa Lee, MSc Candidate, Department of Statistics, UBC
Seminar
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)

This talk will discuss the work experience gained during my two co-op placements. The focus of the presentation will be the COFAS ankle arthritis study conducted by the Orthopaedic Research Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital. The study examined outcomes for patients with end-stage ankle arthritis based on questionnaires collected over a 10-year period, a longitudinal analysis of the data will be presented. The main objective was to compare the effectiveness of two surgical options, ankle fusions and total ankle replacements based on standard pain and disability scores.