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Table 2 Specific Outcome Measures

From: Regenerate bone stimulation following limb lengthening: a meta-analysis

Authors, Year Cohort Number of Limbs Mean Distraction in cm (Range) Mean Healing Index in days/cm (± SD) Mean Time to Fixator Removal (days) (±SD) Mean Time to Corticalisation (days) (±SD)
Salem and Schmelz, 2014 [43] Stimulated 12 7.9 (− to -) 33 (± −) NR NR
Control 9 7.9 (− to -) 45 (± −) NR NR
El-Mowafi and Mohsen, 2005 [41] Stimulated 10 6.1 (5 to 8) 30 (±2.96) NR NR
Control 10 6.1 (5 to 8) 48 (±9.76) NR NR
Dudda et al., 2011 [40] Stimulated 16 6.6 (2.5 to 14.0) 32.8 (±13.1) NR NR
Control 20 6.6 (2.5 to 14.0) 44.4 (±6.8) NR NR
Gebauer and Correll, 2005 [42] Stimulated 17 7.06 (2.5 to 14.0) N = 7, calcification after 6 weeks; N = 10, bridging observed after 12 weeks.
Gonzalez et al., 2005 [44] Stimulated 30 11.3 (5.3 - 15.3) NR 308.3 (±62.82) 279.6 (±68.4)
Control 30 11.3 (53 to 153) NR 339.5 (±61.17) 313.5 (±60.6)
Eyres et al., 1996 [45] Stimulated 10 7.6 (− to -) 39 (±4) NR NR
Control 8 7.6 (− to -) 44 (±6) NR NR
Gold and Wasserman, 2005 [46] Stimulated 8 10.25 (8 to 14) NR 417.3 (± −) NR
Control 12 9.46 (4 to 20) NR 501.3 (± −) NR
  1. NR Not Reported