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Table 1 Data of torque (Nm) and fibular rotation (degree) among the different groups under internal/external rotation load

From: Syndesmotic malreduction may decrease fixation stability: a biomechanical study

Load modelGroupTorquetPRotationtP
Internal rotationIntact6.75 ± 1.14  − 1.79 ± 0.21  
Anatomical6.61 ± 0.990.2390.816− 1.87 ± 0.240.6350.540
Post-malreduction5.29 ± 0.952.4120.036*− 2.27 ± 0.194.2160.002*
Ant-malreduction6.13 ± 0.781.1110.292− 2.07 ± 0.221.1110.292
External rotationIntact3.70 ± 0.57  3.57 ± 0.62  
Anatomical3.45 ± 0.370.8180.4323.82 ± 0.71− 0.6350.540
Post-malreduction3.22 ± 0.531.4380.1814.47 ± 0.45− 2.8690.017*
Ant-malreduction3.02 ± 0.412.3800.039*4.84 ± 0.74− 3.2280.009*
  1. *Statistical significance: P < 0.05