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Table 1 Study characteristics

From: Sinus tarsi approach versus extensile lateral approach for displaced intra-articular calcaneal fracture: a meta-analysis of current evidence base

Study Year Location Study design Patients enrolled Patients analyzed (STA/ELA) Sex ratio (M/F) Mean age (year) (STA/ELA) Follow-up (month) Missing data (%)
Basile et al. [21] 2016 Italy RCT 45 38(18/20) 28/10 41.9/39.6 24/24 7(15.6%)
Xia et al. [22] 2014 China RCT 127 108(59/49) 104/4 38/37 19/29 19(15.0%)
Wu et al. [23] 2012 China CS 739 329(181/148) 307/22 39.4/41.5 12/12 410(55.5%)
Takasaka et al. [24] 2016 Brazil CS 47 47(27/20) NR NR NR 0(0%)
Kline et al. [25] 2013 USA CS 112 112(33/79) 93/19 46.4/42.2 28/31 0(0%)
Weber et al. [26] 2008 Switzerland CS 50 50(24/26) NR 42.7/40 31/25 0(0%)
Yeo et al. [27] 2015 ROK CS 100 100(40/60) 63/37 46/42 46/57 0(0%)
  1. M/F male/female, NR not reported