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Table 1 Descriptive comparison of perioperative variables between the EF and VLP group

From: Volar locking plate versus external fixation with optional additional K-wire for treatment of AO type C2/C3 fractures: a retrospective comparative study

Variable External fixation Volar locking plate p
n, % or mean ± SD n, % or mean ± SD
Age 50.5 ± 15.2 52.0 ± 14.6 0.372
Gender 0.850
 Men 13 56.5 23 59.0  
 Women 10 43.5 16 41.0  
Wrist fractured 0.690
 Right 13 56.5 20 51.3  
 Left 10 43.5 19 48.7  
Handedness 0.495
 Dominant 15 65.2 22 56.4  
 Non-dominant 8 34.8 17 43.6  
Mechanism 0.380
 Fall from standing height 8 34.8 15 38.5  
 Motor vehicle collision 7 30.4 7 17.9  
 Sports injury 2 8.7 5 12.8  
 Fall from height 1 4.3 5 12.8  
 Industrial machinery injury 3 13.0 1 2.6  
 Others 2 8.7 6 15.4  
Type 0.857
 C2 17 73.9 28 71.8  
 C3 6 26.1 11 28.2  
Time to operation (days) 4.5 ± 3.3 5.8 ± 4.0 0.114
Surgical duration (min) 92 ± 36 105 ± 45 0.023
K-wire auxiliary fixation 17 73.9 13 33.3 0.002
Bone graft 7 30.4 11 28.2 0.852
Duration of follow-up 19.0 ± 6.0 16.0 ± 6.4 0.518