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Table 2 Post-operative Complications in the Teriparatide and Control Groups

From: Effects of teriparatide on cementless bipolar hemiarthroplasty in patients with osteoporotic femoral neck fractures

Parameters Group A Group B p value
N = 52 N = 40
Variables
 Superficial wound infection 2 (3.8 %) 1 (2.5 %) 0.598
 Deep wound infection 0 0 -
 Pneumonia 2 (3.8 %) 1 (2.5 %) 0.598
 Urinary tract infection 2 (3.8 %) 1 (2.5 %) 0.598
 Venous thrombo-embolism 0 0 -
 Mortality 6 (11.5 %) 4 (10 %) 0.545
 Intra-operative peri-prosthetic fracture 0 0 -
 Post-operative peri-prosthetic fracture 0 1 (2.5 %) 0.435
 Subsidence of the femoral stem 18 (34.6 %) 6 (15.0 %) 0.028*
 Early loosening 0 0 -
 Dislocation 0 0 -
 Overall complications 30 (57.7 %) 14 (35.0 %) 0.020*
  1. Group A: patients without supplementary pharmacologic treatment
  2. Group B: patients treated with teriparatide
  3. The values are given as the n (%)
  4. p-values for between-group comparisons were determined by the chi-squared test and Fisher’s exact test
  5. *Statistically significant (p < 0.05)