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Table 1 Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Night-time splinting after fasciectomy or dermo-fasciectomy for Dupuytren's contracture: a pragmatic, multi-centre, randomised controlled trial

   Splint group No splint group
   N = 77 N = 77
Centre Cambridge 13 (17%) 13 (17%)
  Ipswich 17 (22%) 18 (23%)
  Norwich 30 (39%) 29 (38%)
  Peterborough 5 (6%) 4 (5%)
  West Suffolk 12 (16%) 13 (17%)
Age Mean (SD) 67.2 (10.0) 67.5 (9.2)
Sex Ratio male: female 61:16 59:18
Occupation Working 24 (31%) 29 (38%)
  Seeking Work 1 (1%) 0
  Retired/Not working 52 (68%) 48 (62%)
Surgery Type Dermofasciectomy 7 (9%) 9 (12%)
  Fasciectomy 70 (91%) 68 (88%)
Operated Digit Index 5 (7%) 3 (4%)
  Long 7 (9%) 16 (21%)
  Ring 37 (49%) 26 (34%)
  Small 56 (74%) 53 (69%)
No operated rays One 50 (66%) 60 (78%)
  Two 23 (30%) 13(17%)
  Three 3 (4%) 4 (5%)
Previous Surgery Yes 11 (14%) 12 (16%)
  No 66 (86%) 65 (84%)
Woodruff Grade 2 (MCP only) 3 (4%) 7 (9%)
  3 (MCP and PIP, single digit) 42 (55%) 45 (58%)
  4 (as 3 multiple digits) 32 (41%) 25 (33%)
Initial DASH Score Mean (SD) 16.4 (15.1) 15.4 (13.2)
Initial TAF* Mean (SD) 223.8 (20.9) 226.2 (15.0)
Initial TAE* Mean (SD) 50.7 (22.2) 51.1 (18.8)
  1. TAF = total active flexion of MCPJ, PIPJ and DIPJ of operated digit(s) only
  2. TAE = total active extension of MCPJ, PIP and DIPJ of operated digit(s) only