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Table 1 Basic condition of patients

From: Lateral entry pins and Slongo’s external fixation: which method is more ideal for older children with supracondylar humeral fractures?

Group Kirschner wire External fixation P
Gender (male/female)* 25:11 20:12 0.546
Age (years old) 10.58 ± 1.63 11.14 ± 1.55 0.792
Height (cm) 121.33 ± 21.99 108.39 ± 23.26 0.860
Weight (kg) 32.95 ± 16.96 35.63 ± 12.68 0.140
Affected side (example, left/right) 20:16 15:17 0.475
Type (example)*    0.284
 Gartland II 14 (38.9%) 6 (18.8%)  
 Gartland III 21 (58.3%) 24 (75%)  
 Flexion type 1 (2.8%) 2 (6.3%)  
Time from admission to operation (h) 35.81 ± 27.96 59.69 ± 38.97 0.151
Hospitalization time (d) 3.81 ± 0.17 4.78 ± 0.26 0.807
Operation time (min) 25.09 ± 4.15 50.86 ± 3.38 0.037
Number of intraoperative fluoroscopy (time) 16.81 ± 2.83 22.97 ± 1.86 0.022
Time for removal of internal fixation (weeks) 5.04 ± 0.37 4.07 ± 0.22 0.006
  1. *Use the chi-square test to calculate the P value