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Table 1 Comparison of preoperative data between the groups

From: Is there a clinical benefit of additional tension band wiring in plate fixation of the symphysis?

Variable Plate only (n = 39) Plate with tension band wiring (n = 25) P
Mean age (range), yr 41.9 (16–74) 47.9 (20–74) 0.132
Sex, n (%)    0.292
Male 31 (79.4) 23 (92)  
Female 8 (20.5) 2 (8)  
Associated injury, n (%)    0.746
Major 11 (28.2) 8 (32)  
Minor 28 (71.8) 17 (68)  
Fracture pattern, n (%)    0.171
AO/OTA 61-B 31 (79.4) 16 (64) 0.246
AO/OTA 61-C 8 (20.5) 9 (36)  
  1. Major injuries including head, chest, abdominal, spinal or vascular injury, need intervention
  2. Minor injuries include lower or upper limb injuries