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Table 5 Univariate analysis for healing of UBC after surgery (n = 64)

From: Clinical factors affecting pathological fracture and healing of unicameral bone cysts

Clinical factors No. of healing (%) Univariate analysis
   P-valuea
Sex   
Male 33/41 (80%) p = 0.386
Female 20/23 (87%)
Age, years   
<20 42/53 (79%) p = 0.103
20 11/11 (100%)
Site   
Long bone 36/45 (80%) p = 0.281
Others 17/19 (89%)
Size, cm   
5 28/32 (88%) p = 0.320
<5 25/32 (78%)
Multilocular   
Yes 29/35 (83%) p = 0.623
No 24/29 (83%)
Ballooning   
Yes 32/40 (80%) p = 0.341
No 21/24 (88%)
Cortex   
<2 mm 36/45 (80%) p = 0.299
2 mm 17/19 (89%)
Pathological fracture at first visit   
Yes 26/31 (84%) p = 0.828
No 27/33 (82%)
Hisory of biopsy   
Yes 13/16 (81%) p = 0.558
No 40/48 (83%)
Surgery   
Placement of cannulated screw 26/35 (74%) p = 0.046
Others 27/29 (93%)  
  1. achi-square test and Fisher’s exact test.