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Table 3 Subgroup analysis according to time passed from first admission to hospital until surgery

From: Is there an optimal timing for surgical treatment of pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures in the first 24 hours?

  <12 hours (n=90) >12 hours (n=60) p value
Age 5.8 ± 2.9 6.1 ± 2.5 0.486
Female gender 44/90 (48.9%) 24/60 (40%) 0.284
Open reduction 26/90 (28.9%) 19/60 (31.7%) 0.717
Mean operative duration (minutes) 58.8 ± 30.9 66.7 ± 38.8 0.226
Time until surgery (hours) 6.0 ± 2.9 16.6 ± 2.9 <0.001*
Reduction parameters on early postoperative radiographs    
Lateral capitellohumeral angle within normal limits 82/90 (91.1%) 54/60 (90.0%) 0.819
Baumann angle within normal limits 83/90 (92.2%) 58/60 (96.7%) 0.224
Anterior humeral line    0.867
Excellent 17/90 (18.9%) 13/60 (21.7%)  
Acceptable 68/90 (75.6%) 43/60 (71.6%)  
Poor 5/90 (5.6%) 4/60 (6.6%)