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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: External fixation versus elastic stable intramedullary nailing in the treatment of open tibial shaft fractures in children

Parameters EF (N = 55) ESIN (N = 37) P value
Sex Male 33 (60.0%) 21 (56.8%) 0.45
Female 22 (40.0%) 16 (43.2%)
Age (years) 9.0±2.8 9.1±2.9 0.66
Body weight (kg) 27.9±4.8 28.4±5.2 0.56
Side Left 27 (49.1%) 19 (51.4%) 0.86
Right 28 (50.9%) 18 (48.6%)
From injury to surgery (h) 4.1±1.5 4.3±1.3 0.50
Gustilo-Anderson Classification II 31 (56%) 21 (56.7%) 0.48
IIIA 24 (44%) 16 (43.3)
Concomitant injuries 35 (64%) 27 (72%) 0.19
Presence of fibular fracture 20 (36%) 14 (37.8%) 0.15
  1. EF external Fixator, ESIN elastic stable intramedullary nail
  2. Concomitant injuries: head, thoracic and abdominal, pelvic injuries