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Table 1 Patient Demographics/Characteristics

From: Clinical evaluation of ankle arthrodesis with Ilizarov fixation and internal fixation

Variable Group 1 - Ilizarov external fixator (N = 21) Group 2 - internal stabilization (N = 26)
Age 44(17–65) 47 (17–67)
Sex 14 (66.6%) male 17 (65.4%) male
follow-up (months) 45 (24–108) 47 (24–104)
Disease diagnosis
 Primary OA 2 (9.5%) 3 (11.5%)
 Secondary OA
  post-traumatic 10 (47.6%) 15 (57.7%)
  rheumatoid 0 (0%) 1 (3.8%)
  congenital 4 (19%) 3 (11.5%)
  neuropathic 5 (23.8%) 4 (15.4%)
 FAAM score [0–100] 79.38 (56–88) 70.11 (49–91)
Pain level before surgery 4.69 (0–10) 4.71 (0–10)
Pain level after surgery 1.5 (0–5) 1 2.9 (0.5–7) 1
rate of complications [number of complications/ patient] 0.62 (0–2) 0.58 (0–2)
period of hospitalization [days] 5.29 (4–8) 5.71 (4–9)
  1. 1statistical difference between the group (p < 0,05)