We agree with you, and I am sure the reviewers and editor agree as well. Not only is language an issue, but also experience and training. There were many drafts edited to try to get the terminology accurate and consistent, but your careful eye found a persistent inconsistency. To clarify, the reliability data relate to diagnosis of scapholunate dissociation on radiographs, and the accuracy data relate to the diagnosis of scapholunate ligament disruption diagnosed according to the described reference standard.
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- Inconsistent Acronym UseJournal of Hand SurgeryVol. 39Issue 2