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Table 6 Treatment data for the 69 in-patients with a hand injury treated at a department for hand surgery

From: Hand injuries in an older population - a retrospective cohort study from a single hand surgery centre

In-patients in hand surgical ward (other ward)
Treatment Women n = 27 Men n = 42 Total n = 69 P-value
Age 73 [70–79] 70.5 [68–73] 71 [68–75] a0.07
MHISS 32 [19–58] 34 [20–74] 32 [20–66] b0.35
Conservative 2 (7%) (2) (5%) 2 (2) (6%) c0.66
Operative 24 (1) (93%) 36 (4) (95%) 60 (5) (94%) b0.91
Operating time (minutes) 61 [48–90] 64 [40.5–105] 62 [48–98] a0.81
Days in ward 3 [2–4] 2.5 [2–4] 3 [2–4] a0.88
Admitted after treatment 0 2 (5%) 2 (3%) c0.52
Out-patient visits
 Hand surgeon 2 [1–3.5] 2 [1–3] 2 [1–3] a0.57
 Nurse 1 [1–3] 2 [1–3] 2 [1–3] a0.37
 Hand therapist 3 [0.5–7] 3 [0–6] 3 [0–7] a0.66
Antibiotics
 Prophylaxis 17 (63%) 34 (81%) 51 (74%) b0.40
 Due to infection 4 (15%) 4 (10%) 8 (12%)
Complications
 Infection 5 (19%) 7 (17%) 12 (17%)
 Other 2 (7%) 2 (5%) 4 (6%)
Re-operations
 1 1 (4%) 3 (7%) 4 (6%)
 2 or more 2 (7%) 2 (5%) 4 (6%)
  1. Values are presented as number of patients (% of patient group) or median [25th – 75th percentiles]. P-values represent differences between men and women in number of patients affected or median values by the use of a Mann-Whitney U test for continuous variables and b Pearson’s Chi-square test or c Fisher’s exact test (in small sample groups) for categorical variables. For number of patients with conservative and operative treatment, the numbers in the table indicates treatment at a “hand surgical ward” and in “an(other ward)”