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Table 2 Surgical and prognostic comparison between the two groups

From: Comparison of suprapatellar versus infrapatellar approaches of intramedullary nailing for distal tibia fractures

Characteristics Suprapatellar Infrapatellar P
Surgical time (min) 86.3 (14.6) 97.1 (16.9) 0.01
Blood loss (ml) 56.3 (10.6) 60.5 (9.3) 0.099
Adjuvant reduction technique (cases) 9 (27) 14 (36) 0.603
Closed reduction rate 25 (27) 30 (36) 0.448
Fracture healing (weeks) 12.2 (3.6) 12.8 (4.1) 0.549
Pain score 20.6 (3.7) 28.1 (3.4) < 0.001
Lysholm score 88.6 (4.9) 85.7 (6.8) 0.061
Fracture deformity (cases) 1 (27) 9 (36) 0.034
AOFAS score 93.5 (4.2) 87.8 (4.9) < 0.001