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Table 1 Comparison of clinical characteristics of patients with ulna coronoid fractures among the four groups

From: Efficacy of internal fixation with mini plate and internal fixation with hollow screw for Regan-Morrey type II and III ulna coronoid fractures

  Mini plate group
(n = 31)
Hollow screw group
(n = 44)
Kirschner wire group
(n = 62)
Steel wire suture group
(n = 27)
p
Gender (male/female) 19/12 23/21 36/26 12/15 0.557
Average age (year) 38.8 ± 6.1 35.0 ± 6.9 35.5 ± 6.6 36.1 ± 6.4 0.076
Time between injury and surgery (d) 4.5 ± 1.1 4.8 ± 1.3 4.3 ± 1.3 4.4 ± 1.0 0.217
Regan-Morrey type
 II 21 29 34 17 0.56
 III 10 15 28 10  
Cause of injury
 Fall 17 23 44 18 0.186
 Traffic injury 14 21 18 9  
Laterality of injury
 Left side 12 19 38 14 0.134
 Right side 19 25 24 13  
Combined injury
 Dislocation of elbow joint 21 27 44 23 0.200
 Simple ulna coronoid fractures 10 17 18 4  
  1. Notes: Measurement data or counting data were presented as mean ± standard deviation or number of cases; one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) with replicate measurement or chi square test were used to compare multi-group data; a value of p < 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant
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