Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-07-03
Received: 27 March 2019
Accepted: 24 June 2019
First Online: 3 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from the South East Scotland NHS Research Ethics Committee (16/SS/0193) on 2nd November 2016, and written informed consent was obtained from all respondents.
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: Dr. Gordon Hendry is an Associate Editor UK of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. It is journal policy that editors are removed from the peer review and editorial decision-making processes for papers they have co-authored. The remaining authors declare no conflicts of interest in relation to this work. There were no benefits received nor will there be from commercial or business based organisations either directly or indirectly relating to this article to any persons involved in this research.