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Table 3 Factors on Sequelae-free Result of Bone and Function

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

Variables Sequelae-free Bone Result Sequelae-free Function Result
Num of studies Odds Ratio (95% CI) P value I2(%) Num of studies Odds Ratio (95% CI) P value I2(%)
Age 7 0.995(0.961 to 1.031) 0.789 0.0% 10 0.969(0.936 to 1.003) 0.075 0.0%
Previous Surgery Times 5 0.687(0.480 to 0.984) 0.040 37.5% 4 0.338(0.189 to 0.603) 0.000 0.0%
Bone defect 6 1.030(0.842 to 1.260) 0.776 0.0% 7 0.828(0.657 to 1.043) 0.109 3.2%
Length of Distraction 4 0.979(0.605 to 1.583) 0.930 49.6% 5 0.919(0.664 to 1.273) 0.613 14.8%
Time of External Fixation 4 0.977(0.924 to 1.032) 0.404 0.0% 4 0.899(0.825 to 0.979) 0.015 0.0%
Time of Bone Union 4 0.962(0.872 to 1.060) 0.431 0.0% 4 0.836(0.740 to 0.954) 0.004 0.0%