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Table 3 Outcomes of the hand function recover in modified technique and traditional technique

From: Clinical efficacy of closed reduction and percutaneous parallel K-wire interlocking fixation of first metacarpal base fracture

  Modified technique Traditional technique P value
Age (years) 35.9 ± 10.6 41.1 ± 9.1 0.196
Operation time (min) 18.3 ± 6.5 34.3 ± 8.0 < 0.001*
K-wire removal time (days) 47.6 ± 7.4 50.2 ± 5.9 0.344
Pain (VAS) 0.6 ± 0.7 1.8 ± 1.1 0.001*
Kapandji score 9.4 ± 0.7 8.1 ± 1.2 0.001*
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD. *Statistically significant
  2. VAS visual analog scale (0 ± 10)
  3. Kapandji force (0 ± 10)