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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the included studies

From: Comparison of lateral entry and crossed entry pinning for pediatric supracondylar humeral fractures: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Study Year Study design Simple size Mean age (years) Gender (M/F) Fracture type Follow-up (months)
La Cro La Cro La Cro La Cro La Cro
Ducic et al. [1] 2016 RCT 71 67 6.50 ± 1.85 6.70 ± 1.6 43/24 45/26 II/III II/III 11.2 ± 2.3 (8.9–13.5) 11.2 ± 2.3 (8.9–13.5)
Prashant et al. [2] 2016 RCT 31 31 8.25 8.55 23/8 22/8 III III 7.62 (32.64 weeks) 7.96 (34.12 weeks)
Shafi et al. [3] 2013 RCT 100 100 5.83 ± 1.83 6.25 ± 2.26 78/22 80/20 NA NA 3 3
Maity et al. [4] 2012 RCT 80 80 6.12 ± 6.82 6.24 ± 1.77 64/16 48/32 II/III II/III 36 36
Anwar et al. [5] 2011 RCT 25 25 7.02 ± 1.25 7.02 ± 1.25 NA NA II/III II/III 6 6
Gaston et al. [6] 2010 RCT 47 57 5.70 6.20 22/25 31/26 III III NA NA
Vaidya et al. [7] 2009 RCT 29 31 5.80 6.20 21/8 17/14 III III 6.2 6.6
Tripuraneni et al. [8] 2009 RCT 20 20 4.30 5.50 NA NA II/III II/III 2.17 (9.3 weeks) 1.82 (7.8 weeks)
Yen et al. [9] 2008 RCT 28 24 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Kocher et al. [10] 2007 RCT 28 24 6.10 ± 1.50 5.70 ± 1.60 10/18 13/11 III III 3 3
Foead et al. [11] 2004 RCT 32 34 5.78 5.78 NA NA II/III II/III NA NA
Karim et al. [12] 2016 RCT 20 20 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
  1. La lateral pinning entry, Cro crossover pinning entry, M male, F female, II Gartland type II fracture, III Gartland type III fracture