An important feature of any “off-the-shelf” database is that it has the capacity to enable users to customise or add their own individual requirements. We’ve included many commonly used orthopaedic clinical details and fields but users will always have some additional fields and terms which are unique to their own practice or study. There are a number of ways in Socrates that users can customise and add their own fields. These are –
Most of the screens have a notes tab, which enables the user to record any additional notes/details about the procedure or follow-up
If there is something of interest that may later be useful for data analysis its best to create a keyword or a new field/list in Socrates, as this makes it easier to run statistics and searches. It’s very easy to create your own keyword lists, these can be for surgical details, patient details, procedure and diagnosis names and/or codes, complications, comorbidities, concomitant medications, tagging images/x-rays and additional procedures. Some of these come with default lists but they can all be modified and added to by the user.
New fields/drop down lists
The user has the option to add an infinite number of new lists and fields which are added to the main Socrates database and analysable in the same way as any of the standard fields.
We regularly add new scores and surveys as requested by users, and as new ones become available.
Whatever your needs are for your own individual study, we feel confident that Socrates can accommodate these requirements. You don’t need a Ph.D or a programmer to do this, it’s easy for users to add any of the above themselves, and we are always available to help users set these up.