January 2018

PASCOM-10: A summary of the first six years

Published 16 Jan 2018

PASCOM has its origins as a paper based audit of podiatric surgery dating back to the late 1990s.  Since the early 2000s PASCOM has been under the care of the College of Podiatry and following a major investment in the system an online version was launched in May 2010. With the online launch the system was made available to all members of the College.  Following the online launch various modifications and facelifts have resulted in a website able to capture activity and patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) for all elements of podiatry.  The following report summarises data collected over the

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A comparision of outcomes of 1st MTP joint arthrodesis using PASCOM-10

Published 14 Jan 2018

By ANNA EVANS, JIEHAN CHONG and IAN REILLY Worldwide, osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability. The prevalence of symptomatic radiographic first metatarsophalangeal (MTPJ) OA has been reported to be 7.8%. It has been demonstrated to decrease general health-related quality of life, but successful treatment strategies are available. The authors present a service evaluation that compares the outcomes of first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) arthrodesis at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust against national podiatric surgery data held on the PASCOM-10 system, including complication rates and two different PROMs: the Manchester–Oxford Foot Questionnaire (MOXFQ) and the Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (PSQ-10). The

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