Reliability of current classification systems for subtrochanteric femoral fractures; methodological issue to avoid misinterpretation

Reliability of current classification systems for subtrochanteric femoral fractures;... European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology https://doi.org/10.1007/s00590-018-2220-0 LE T TER TO THE EDITOR • HIP - FR AC TUR ES Reliability of current classification systems for subtrochanteric femoral fractures; methodological issue to avoid misinterpretation 1,2 1 1 Siamak Sabour  · Elham Bazmi  · Hadis Barati Received: 17 April 2018 / Accepted: 27 April 2018 © Springer-Verlag France SAS, part of Springer Nature 2018 We were interested to read the paper by İmerci A and col- Table 1 Limitation of kappa value to assess reliability of leagues published in Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 2018 two observers’ diagnoses with different prevalence in the April [1]. The purpose of the authors was to evaluate the two categories. Authors own hypothetical data inter- and intra-observer reliability of the Russell Taylor, Observer (the first evalu- Total (%) Seinsheimer and AO classification systems, and to inves - ation) tigate whether or not the experience of the surgeon had Type I Type II any effect on the classification [ 1]. Although they correctly applied the Fleiss kappa to evaluate the inter-observer reli- Situation (a) ability, they did not take into account limitations of Cohen’s  Observer Type I 90 3 93 (the second kappa to assess intra-observer reliability. It is important evaluation) to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology Springer Journals

Reliability of current classification systems for subtrochanteric femoral fractures; methodological issue to avoid misinterpretation

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Springer Paris
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag France SAS, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Surgical Orthopedics; Traumatic Surgery
ISSN
1633-8065
eISSN
1432-1068
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10.1007/s00590-018-2220-0
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European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology https://doi.org/10.1007/s00590-018-2220-0 LE T TER TO THE EDITOR • HIP - FR AC TUR ES Reliability of current classification systems for subtrochanteric femoral fractures; methodological issue to avoid misinterpretation 1,2 1 1 Siamak Sabour  · Elham Bazmi  · Hadis Barati Received: 17 April 2018 / Accepted: 27 April 2018 © Springer-Verlag France SAS, part of Springer Nature 2018 We were interested to read the paper by İmerci A and col- Table 1 Limitation of kappa value to assess reliability of leagues published in Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 2018 two observers’ diagnoses with different prevalence in the April [1]. The purpose of the authors was to evaluate the two categories. Authors own hypothetical data inter- and intra-observer reliability of the Russell Taylor, Observer (the first evalu- Total (%) Seinsheimer and AO classification systems, and to inves - ation) tigate whether or not the experience of the surgeon had Type I Type II any effect on the classification [ 1]. Although they correctly applied the Fleiss kappa to evaluate the inter-observer reli- Situation (a) ability, they did not take into account limitations of Cohen’s  Observer Type I 90 3 93 (the second kappa to assess intra-observer reliability. It is important evaluation) to

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European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & TraumatologySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 4, 2018

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