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Table 2 Treatment and follow-up data

From: Outcomes of cement beads and cement spacers in the treatment of bone defects associated with post-traumatic osteomyelitis

Variable Bead Group Spacer Group P
Estimated volume of bone defects (Median (Min-Max), cm3) 35 (15-40) 40 (20-70) 0.02a
Time of intravenous antibiotic treatment (Mean ± SD, days) 15.8 ± 3.9 16.1 ± 4.1 0.84b
Hospital stay in the first stage (Mean ± SD, days) 23.4 ± 3.1 24.5 ± 3.3 0.28b
Time between the first and second stages (Mean ± SD, days) 65.7 ± 20.1 71.8 ± 20.7 0.35b
Hospital stay in the second stage ((Median (Min-Max), days) 10 (9-14) 9.5 (7-14) 0.40a
Infection control rates 88.9% (16/18) 90.9% (20/22) 1.00c
Bone healing time after bone grafting (Mean ± SD, months) 8.5 ± 2.1 7.5 ± 1.8 0.12b
Complication, No.
Refractures 0 0 -
Superficial pin infection 4 6 1.00c
Pin loosening 0 0 -
  1. aMann-Whitney U test
  2. bIndependant-samples t test
  3. cFisher’s exact test