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Table 4 The results of meta-analyses in complications

From: Perioperative systemic steroid for rapid recovery in total knee and hip arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials

Complications and adverse events Surgery Studies (n) P value Incidence
Odds ratio (95% CI) Heterogeneity (I 2) Model
Infection TKA
THA
6
5
0.69
-
1.51 [0.19, 11.84]
-
0%
-
Fixed
-
Delayed wound healing TKA
THA
6
5
0.66
-
1.50 [0.25, 9.12]
-
0%
-
Fixed
-
ONFH TKA
THA
1
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
VTE TKA
THA
4
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pruritus TKA
THA
3
2
0.56
0.65
1.41 [0.44, 4.49]
1.53 [0.24, 9.59]
0%
0%
Fixed
Fixed
Serum glucose TKA
THA
4
2
0.001
0.007
22.56 mg/dl [16.9, 28.23]*
29.45 mg/dl [8.06, 50.84]*
0%
0%
Fixed
Fixed
  1. ONFH osteonecrosis of femoral head, VTE venous thromboembolic events
  2. -Not occurring, unable to statistically analyze
  3. *Were meta-analyzed in terms of the weighted mean difference (WMD)