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Table 3 Complications

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

  n (%)  
Complication Plate only (n = 39) Plate with tension band wiring (n = 25) P OR (95%CI)
Early postoperative complication (<4 weeks)
 Superficial wound infection 0 0   
 Fixation failure/revision surgery 4 (10.3) 0   
Changes in plate-screw construct during the early/midterm follow-up period (4–12 months)
 Screw breakage 8 (20.5) 4 (16) 0.751 1.3 (0.36–5.08)
 Significant screw pullout or loosening 15 (38.4) 2 (8) 0.009 1.7 (1.24–2.40)
 Plate breakage 0 3 (12) N/A  
 Symphyseal width widening (≥10 mm) from its width at the immediate postoperative of 12 months 12 (30.7) 2 (8) 0.036 1.5 (1.13–2.21)
HWR or revision surgery due to any cause during late follow-up (13 months to 2 years) 6 (15.3) 1 (4) 0.231 1.4 (1.01–2.15)
All-cause overall revision surgery 10 (25.6) 1 (4) 0.039 1.66 (1.22–2.26)