Swefoot – The Swedish national quality register for foot and ankle surgery

Maria C. Cöster, Angelica Cöster, Fredrik Svensson, Mattias Callréus, Fredrik Montgomery

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Background: Population-based register data could be used to improve our knowledge of patients surgically treated for foot and ankle disorders. The quality register Swefoot was recently created to collect surgical and patient-reported data of foot and ankle surgery. This manuscript aims to describe the development and current use of the register. Methods: The development of Swefoot started in 2014 and currently, data on 16 different diagnoses are collected in 49 units performing foot and ankle surgery. Registrations are performed by the surgeon and the patient. Results: Between 2014 and 2020 approximately 20,000 surgical procedures have been registered. 75.1% of the registered patients were women, 9.3% were smokers, 9.3% had a concomitant rheumatoid disease, and 18.4% a BMI larger than 30 kg/m2. Conclusions: The Swefoot is a unique national register for foot and ankle surgery. It is by now possible to present demographic, surgical, and outcome parameters based on Swefoot.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1404-1410
JournalFoot and Ankle Surgery
Issue number8
Early online date2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Orthopedics

Free keywords

  • Demographics
  • Foot and ankle
  • PROMs
  • Register
  • Surgery
  • Surgical procedures


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