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Table 3 Subgroup analysis of external fixator 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)
  Unilateral
n = 66
Bipl/Circ
n = 86
p Pins
n = 126
Wires
n = 26
P
Re-infection 10 No 61 76 0.410 105a 25 0.745
Yes 5 10 6a 1
Bone fusion 10 No 11 13 0.795 23 1 0.066
Yes 55 73 103 25
Time to fusion (months ± SD) 10   7.60 ± 1.6 6.77 ± 0.5 0.314 7.38 ± 1.3 6.45 ± 0.2 0.086
  1. Bipl/Circ Biplanar/Circular, SD Standard deviation
  2. a1 outlier study removed