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Table 2 Surgical Results of patients with Fifth Metatarsal Base Fracture

From: Locking compression plate distal ulna hook plate fixation versus intramedullary screw fixation for displaced avulsion fifth Metatarsal Base fractures: a comparative retrospective cohort study

  PF (n = 18) IMS (n = 25) P Test
Time for surgery* 40.94 ± 1.18 53.52 ± 0.66 <0.0001 Unpaired T test
Time to partial weight-bearing* 3.67 ± 0.14 5.36 ± 0.13 <0.0001 Unpaired T test
Time to full weight-bearing* 6.52 ± 0.12 8.48 ± 0.19 <0.0001 Unpaired T test
Time for bony union* 7.49 ± 0.10 9.64 ± 0.61 0.0053 Unpaired T test
Time for return to daily life 12 ± 0.45 12.52 ± 0.42 0.4192 Unpaired T test
Pain before surgery 7.72 ± 0.21 8 ± 0.13 0.2432 Unpaired T test
Pain 3 weeks 4.61 ± 0.18 4.64 ± 0.16 0.9072 Unpaired T test
Pain 6 weeks 3.56 ± 0.15 3.68 ± 0.10 0.4589 Unpaired T test
Pain 9 weeks 2.39 ± 0.14 2.68 ± 0.10 0.0856 Unpaired T test
Pain 12 weeks 0.44 ± 0.12 0.52 ± 0.10 0.6346 Unpaired T test
AOFAS before surgery 43.61 ± 0.56 44.24 ± 0.57 0.4554 Unpaired T test
AOFAS 3 months 74.17 ± 0.63 74.16 ± 0.46 0.9931 Unpaired T test
AOFAS 6 months 76.67 ± 0.19 76.6 ± 0.15 0.7879 Unpaired T test
AOFAS 9 months* 82.06 ± 0.12 78.64 ± 0.11 <0.0001 Unpaired T test
AOFAS 12 months* 93.56 ± 0.25 87.8 ± 0.17 <0.0001 Unpaired T test
Complication delayed union 2 3 >0.9999 Fisher’s exact test
Complication nonunion 0 0
Complication infection 0 0
  1. PF plate fixation, IMS Intramedullary screw, AOFAS American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society
  2. *and bold means P < 0.05