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Table 3 The follow-up outcomes of two groups

From: Infected bone resection plus adjuvant antibiotic-impregnated calcium sulfate versus infected bone resection alone in the treatment of diabetic forefoot osteomyelitis

  The CS group The control group P value
Mean hospital stay (days) 24.8 (7–59) 28.3 (9–56) 0.341
Mean follow-up duration(months) 17.6 (12–38) 20.1 (12–30) 0.120
Preoperative antibiotics duration (days) 13.5 (4–30) 15.6 (6–28) 0.142
Postoperative IV antibiotics duration (days) 8.8 (3–14) 9.8 (2–14) 0.569
Postoperative healing rate 90.0% (18/20) 78.6% (22/28) 0.513
Mean healing duration (weeks) 13.3 (5–30) 11.2 (2–26) 0.132
Recurrence rate 0.0% (0/18) 36.4% (8/22) 0.014
Postoperative leakage rate 30% (6/20)
Postoperative leakage duration (weeks) 8.5 (4–13)
Amputation rate 0.0% (0/20) 7.1% (2/28) 0.153