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Table 1 Patient demographic data

From: Treatment of fifth metacarpal neck fractures with antegrade single elastic intramedullary nailing

  Mean Range
Follow-up time (weeks) 14.5 12–16
Gender Male (n = 25), Female (n = 2)
The time between injury and operation (days) 6.7 2–13
Operation time (min) 19.5 15–40
Elastic nail diameter 1.5 mm (n = 12), 2.0 mm (n = 15)
Intra-operative X-ray time (sec) 82 76–102
Radiation exposure (cGy/cm2) 26.8 20–54
Fracture correction angle (°) 42 40–45