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Table 2 Subgroup analysis of intramedullary nail arthrodesis studies

From: Re-infection rates and clinical outcomes following arthrodesis with intramedullary nail and external fixator for infected knee prosthesis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Outcome Publications
(n)
Cases Long nail Short nail P
Re-infection 18 Total 77 345  
No 65 291 0.998
Yes 12 54
Bone fusion 11 Total 77 112  
No 13 14 0.397
Yes 64 98
Time to fusion (months ± SD) 8   5.62 ± 1.6 6.03 ± 0.6 0.626
  1. SD Standard deviation