The Development of a core outcome set for acetabular fractures: A systematic review

The objective of this systematic review is to identify all outcomes reported in clinical studies investigating surgical treatments of acetabular fractures.

MEDLINE via PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Web of Science, and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) will be searched. After study selection and data extraction, the outcomes will be categorized into outcome domains by using the outcome taxonomy developed by the Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials (COMET) Initiative. The results will be summarized in a narrative synthesis through tables and graphs.


Denise Schulz¹ ² ³, Adrian Deichsel¹ ³ 4, Martin C. Jordan³ 5, Joachim Windolf² ³, Michael J. Raschke4, Anne Neubert² ³

1 shared first authorship
2 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Medical Faculty and University Hospital Düsseldorf, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
3 TraumaEvidence @ German Society of Traumatology, Berlin, Germany
4 Department of Trauma-, Hand- and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Münster, University of Münster, Münster, Germany
5 Department of Orthopaedic Traumatology, University Hospital Würzburg, Julius-Maximilian-University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Further Study Information

Current Stage: Ongoing
Date: November 2022 - January 2024
Funding source(s): None

Health Area

Disease Category: Orthopaedics & trauma

Disease Name: Acetabulum fracture

Target Population

Age Range: 16 - 120

Sex: Either

Nature of Intervention: Surgery

Stakeholders Involved

- Clinical experts
- Researchers

Study Type

- Systematic review of outcomes measured in trials


- Systematic review

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