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Table 4 Factors associated with infection

From: Radical treatment of severe open fractures of extremities by orthoplastic surgery: a 10-year retrospective study

Variable Noninfected fractures (n = 35) (%) Infected fractures (n = 6) (%) p value
Mean age (years) (range) 36 (8 to 65) 48 (31 to 77) 0.093
Male gender 25 (71.4) 6 (100) 0.0001
MESS > 7 15 (42.9) 6 (100) 0.021
Lower limb fracture 32 (91.4) 5 (83.3) 0.483
Median time to first coverage (h) (IQR) 22 (18 to 31) 21 (15.5 to 38.75) 0.592
Immediate coverage (≤ 24) 18 (51.4) 4 (66.7) 0.668
Initial antibiotic timing (h) (range) 14.7 (3 to 30) 10.3 (4 to 20) 0.139
  1. Statistically significant analyses are highlighted in bold