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Table 1 Summary of Included Studies

From: Infection-free rates and Sequelae predict factors in bone transportation for infected tibia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

ID Data type Patients Number Gender Age(year) Fixator System Soft-tissue Reconstruction Satisfactory Result Sequelae-free Infection Free
Male Female Bone Function Bone Function
Dendrinos 1995 [38] IPD 28 23 5 37.43(18~74) Ilizarov EF 24 18 14 7 28
Eralp 2016 [43] IPD 6 3 3 48.33(33~79) Ilizarov EF; TSF 1b 4 2 6
Khan 2015 [44] IPD 6 6 0 40.60(19~55) Ilizarov EF 3b 4 4 0 1 5
Kocaoglu 2006 [17] IPD 7 5 2 35.29(18~52) Hybrid Fixator 2b; c 7 7 6 6 5
Lalit 2000 [40] IPD 16 16 0 30.81(17~46) Ilizarov EF 11 12 8 5 14
Liu 2012 [45] IPD 35 25 10 37.29(18~64) EF 5b 33 34 28 30 32
Marko 2010 [46] IPD 30 29 1 30.57(20~49) Ilizarov EF 29 27 19 13 30
Oh 2008 [16] IPD 10 10 0 46.00(18~76) Hybrid Fixator 5b 10 4 9
Oh 2013 [47] IPD 10 9 1 40.40(16~64) Hybrid Fixator 4b 10 9 10 6 10
Panagiotis 2010 [48] IPD 6 5 1 34.50(21~52) Ilizarov EF 2b 6 4 3 1 6
Zhang 2016 [19] IPD 14 13 1 38.07(21~62) Mono-lateral EF; Hybrid Fixatorsa 1b;2c 14 11 12 8 5;6a
Emara 2008 [18] AD 33 22 11 29 Ilizarov ring; Hybrid Fixatorsa 33 28 32 25 16;16a
McNally 2017 [22] AD 18 Ilizarov ring 14 17 13 13 18
Peng 2015 [49] AD 58 38 20 29.4(18~51) Ilizarov ring 53 46 30 28 57
Rohilla 2016 [4] AD 70 62 8 31.25(18~65) Mono-lateral EF; Ring EF 0 62 55 35 28 35
Sadek 2016 [5] AD 14 12 2 29.50 Ring EF 8 14 8 11 8 14
Tetsworth 2017 [7] AD 21 18 3 38.2(18~66) Ring/Ilizarov EF 20 20 15 14 21
Tong 2017 [50] AD 13 Mono-lateral EF; Ilizarov EF 10 5 5 1 9
Yin 2014 [51] AD 72 Ilizarov EF 63 52 46 25 72
Eralp 2012 [13] AD 15 14 3 39(25~69) Hybrid Fixator 14 15 10 10 14
Gupta 2018 [52] AD 14 13 1 38.1 Hybrid Fixator 1b 14 14 14 8 13
Madhusudhan 2008 [53] AD 22 Ilizarov EF 4b 13 5 5 1 16
  1. AD Aggregate data, IPD Individual participant data, EF External Fixators, TSF Taylor Spatial Frame; a: Early change from external fixators to internal fixators; b: Soft-tissue flap; c: Skin graft