Table 1 Example of search strategy used in Medline (SilverPlatter)
Search strategy
1. Arch adj height
2. Medial adj longitudinal adj arch
3. High adj arch*
4. Low adj arch*
5. Foot adj arch*
6. Pes adj cavus
7. Pes adj planus
8. Anatomical adj factor*
9. Etiological adj factor*
10. Foot adj type*
11. Foot adj structure
12. Lower adj extremity adj alignment
13. 1–12
14. Stress adj fracture*
15. Stress adj injur*
16. Tibial adj stress adj fracture*
17. Overuse adj injur*
18. Running adj injur*
19. Impact adj injur*
20. 14–19
21. 13 and 20
  • *Explodes terms.

  • adj, limits searches to adjacent terms.