Reply to the Letter to the Editor: Machine Learning Can be Used to Predict Function but Not Pain After Surgery for Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis

Nina L. Loos*, Lisa Hoogendam, J. Sebastiaan Souer, Harm P. Slijper, Eleni Rosalina Andrinopoulou, Michel W. Coppieters, Ruud W. Selles, Reinier Feitz

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To the Editor,
We would like to thank Kabuli et al. for their interest in our study and for sharing their perspectives on the importance of anxiety on the outcomes of surgery. [...]
We fully agree with the letter authors on the importance of considering the psychological profiles of patients when predicting outcomes after surgical treatment of the first carpometacarpal with osteoarthritis (CMC-1 OA).[...]
We therefore included several psychological variables as possible predictors for our models, including the PHQ-4 for depression and anxiety. [...]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2278-2279
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Volume480
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2022

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