8 August 2019

National Quality Registry for Podiatric Surgery (RiksFot)

  • Registry Manager: Region Västra Götaland
  • Registry Centre - affiliation: Registry Centre VGR
  • Start year: 2015
  • Classifications used: KVÅ, ICD10
  • This registry contains data on: Diagnoses, Interventions, PROM or other patient-reported health effects, Risk Factors, Follow-up Data 12 months or later after the case is registered in the registry

Description of registry

The objective of this registry is to improve the quality of podiatric surgery. Nearly 25,000 podiatric surgeries are performed each year in Sweden. Scientific data in podiatric surgery methodology is rather limited. It is hoped that the large scale of the registry will provide increased evidence for selecting methods. Local improvement measures can help sort out ineffective surgical methods.

The registry is under construction, but will contain information on podiatric operations. Basic data, co-morbidity, diagnosis and intervention, as well as generic and condition-specific PROM are included. Registration is conducted online after the surgery. The patient registers PROM pre-op and 1 year post-op, online or using paper forms.


Generally, all elective operations on the foot/ankle are included in the registry. The existing Ankle Registry handles osteoarthritis in connection to the ankle. It is estimated that approximately 25,000 podiatric surgeries are performed annually in both public and private clinics. It is not realistic to expect all of these to be registered, but a coverage rate of about 80 must be considered acceptable.

Ages in the registry

Over age 16.

Total volume of registry

The registry was started in the spring of 2015, has about 1500 registered surgeries.

Volume over the past operating year

Not started yet.

Coverage rate

34% of clinics performing foot surgeries in Sweden are involved in the registry.

References on validations

Not started yet.

Note: Variable lists are updated on a regular basis and should therefore be seen as preliminary. For the latest version, please contact the registry.

Category: Musculoskeletal system

Certification level: 3

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