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Table 1 Characteristics of the included studies

From: Intramedullary sealing with a bone plug in total knee arthroplasty to reduce blood loss: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Author Year Study type Size Cases Age Sex (F/M) Type of prosthesis
Plug No plug Plug No plug Plug No plug
Kumar et al. [7] 2000 RCTs 120 65 55 NA NA NA NA Cemented
Ko et al. [12] 2003 RCTs 262 128 134 NA NA 98/30 100/34 Cemented
Torres-Claramunt et al. [6] 2014 RCTs 134 67 67 72.4 71.8 49/18 47/20 Cemented
Li et al. [5] 2017 RCTs 120 60 60 66.1 65.4 46/14 45/15 Cemented