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Table 5 Methodological quality according Coleman Methodology Score

From: Knee donor-site morbidity after mosaicplasty – a systematic review

Coleman Methodology Score Knee Ankle Total
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Part A
 Study size (10) 3.8 (4.1) 2.6 (3) 3.2 (3.6)
 Mean duration follow-up (5) 3.9 (1.5) 3.9 (1.9) 3.9 (1.6)
 No. of treatment procedures (10) 10 (0.0) 10 (0.0) 10 (0)
 Type of study (15) 2.7 (6.1) 0 (0.0) 1.4 (4.5)
 Diagnostic certainty (5) 5 (0.0) 5 (0.0) 5 (0.0)
 Description of surgical procedure (5) 4.3 (1) 4.6 (0.8) 4.4 (0.9)
 Rehabilitation & compliance (10) 6.4 (5.0) 5.0 (5.3) 5.7 (5.1)
Part B
 Outcome criteria (10) 8.9 (1.4) 7.5 (1.7) 8.2 (1.7)
 Outcome assessment (15) 6 (4.8) 5.1 (4.4) 5.6 (4.5)
 Selection process (15) 2.1 (4.7) 2.3 (2.5) 2.2 (3.7)
Total part A (60) 36.1 (11.2) 31.1 (7.4) 33.7 (9.7)
Total part B (40) 17 (8.4) 14.9 (5.6) 16 (7.1)
Total score (100) 53.1 (18.3) 46 (10.1) 49.7 (15.0)
No. studies (%)
 Level I 1 (9) 0 (0) 1 (5)
 Level II 1 (9) 0 (0) 1 (5)
 Level III 4 (36) 3 (30) 7 (33)
 Level IV 5 (46) 7 (70) 12 (57)