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Table 2 Injury characteristics

From: Comparing case-control study for treatment of proximal tibia fractures with a complete metaphyseal component in two centers with different distinct strategies: fixation with Ilizarov frame or locking plates

   External fixation (N = 62) Plate fixation (N = 68) P value
Open fractures (%)   7 (11.3) 12 (17.6) .305
AO classification (%) A2 3 (4.8) 9 (13.2) .099
  A3 0 5 (7.4) .036
  C1 9 (14.5) 5 (7.4) .188
  C2 16 (25.8) 9 (13.2) .069
  C3 34 (54.8) 40 (58.8) .647
Trauma mechanism (%) High energy 47 (75.8) 59 (86.8) .108
  Low energy 15 (24.2) 9 (13.2) .108
Mean ISS   10.08 ± 3.074 13.56 ± 8.9 .006
Mean displacement (mm)   12.07 ± 7.38 12.85 ± 8.39 .765
Severity (%) Monotrauma 42 (67.7) 34 (50) .04
  Multiple injuries 15 (24.2) 18 (26.5) .76
  Polytrauma 5 (8.1) 16 (23.5) .017
Compartment sy. (%) Pre-operatively 11 (16.2) 6 (9.7) .272
N. peroneus paresis (%) Pre-operatively 2 (3.22) 7 (10.29) .106
  1. The table provides an overview about patient’s injury characteristics in both groups
  2. ISS Injury Severity Score, sy. syndrome