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Table 1 The characteristics of included studies

From: Comparison of intramedullary nailing and plate fixation in distal tibial fractures with metaphyseal damage: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Study Year Country Patients(n) Age(Y) Study
Design
Fracture type Quality
Score
IMN PL IMN PL
Wani IH [13] 2017 India 30 30 36.4 ± 9.7 38.4 ± 8.7 RCT OTA42 A1-3 5
Vallier HA [12] 2011 USA 56 48 38.1 38.5 RCT OTA 42 6
Im GI [15] 2005 Korea 34 30 42(19,65) 40(17,60) RCT A1-3,C1 5
Fang JH [18] 2016 China 28 28 35.0 ± 9.2 38.6 ± 7.5 RCT OTA 42 6
Chen G [19] 2014 China 60 120 53.0 ± 8.1 25.53 ± 8.73 RCT AO 42A-B 4
Li Y [20] 2014 China 46 46 44(18-78) 43(18-79) RCT OTA42 6
Mauffrey C [21] 2012 UK 12 12 50(39-60) 33(24-43) RCT EAFDT 6
Guo JJ [16] 2010 China 44 41 44.2(27-70) 44.4(23-69) RCT OTA43A1-3 6
Costa ML [22] 2017 UK 161 160 44.3 ± 16.3 45.8 ± 16.3 RCT EAFDT 6
Polat A [14] 2015 Turkey 10 15 34.0 ± 9.7 36.4 ± 10.7 RCT OA42/43A1 6
Vallier HA [17] 2012 USA 45 41 41.0 37.8 RCT OTA42 5
  1. EAFDT extra-articular fracture of distal tibia fracture, OTA Orthopaedic Trauma Association.