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Table 1 Detailed search strategies

From: Imaging diagnosis for chronic lateral ankle ligament injury: a systemic review with meta-analysis

Step MEDLINE EMBASE CENTRAL
1 accuracy[Title/Abstract] OR accurate rate[Title/Abstract] OR diagnostic value[Title/Abstract] exp diagnostic accuracy/ or exp accuracy/ or exp measurement accuracy/ or exp. diagnostic test accuracy study/ MeSH descriptor: [Sensitivity and Specificity] explode all trees
2 sensitivity and specificity[MeSH Terms] sensitivity.mp.[mp=title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word] accuracy: ti, ab, kw or accurate rate: ti, ab, kw or diagnostic value: ti, ab, kw(Word variations have been searched)
3 chronic ankle instability OR functional ankle instability OR lateral ankle instability specificity.mp.[mp=title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word] MeSH descriptor: [Lateral ligament, Ankle] explode all trees
4 PTFL OR CFL OR ATFL exp ankle ligament/ PTFL OR CFL OR ATFL(Word variations have been searched)
5 talofibular[Text Word] OR calcaneofibular[Text Word] OR posterior talofibular[Text Word] OR anterior talofibular[Text Word] ATFL.mp.[mp=title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word] chronic ankle instability OR functional ankle instability OR lateral ankle instability(Word variations have been searched)
6 lateral ligament, ankle[MeSH Terms] CFL.mp.[mp=title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word] talofibular OR calcaneofibular OR posterior talofibular OR anterior talofibular(Word variations have been searched)
7 (1 OR 2) AND (3 OR 4 OR 5 OR 6) PTFL.mp.[mp=title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word] (1 OR 2) AND (3 OR 4 OR 5 OR 6)
8   exp ankle instability/  
9   (1 OR 2 OR 3) AND (4 OR 5 OR 6 OR 7 OR 8)  
  1. Abbreviations: exp explode, ti title, ab abstract, kw key words