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Table 1 Comparison of the baseline data of the patients between group 1 and group 2

From: Transarticular external fixation versus deltoid ligament repair in treating SER IV ankle fractures: a comparative study

  Group 1(n = 20) Group 2 (n = 23) P value*
Age (years) 39.60 ± 14.420 39.22 ± 13.487 0.929
Gender (male/female) 12/8 13/10 0.818
Affected side (left/right) 7/13 9/14 0.780
Hospitalization time (days) 10.20 ± 2.067 10.09 ± 1.443 0.835
Follow-up duration (months) 29.35 ± 3.617 28.96 ± 3.994 0.738
Mechanism of injury (%)    0.604
 Road traffic accident 9 (45%) 12 (52.2%)  
Simple fall 6 (30%) 8 (34.8%)  
Sports 5 (25%) 3 (13%)  
  1. Group 1 (ORIF with TEF), and Group 2 (ORIF with DLR), *Independent t test or chi-square test. The P values shown are for inter-group comparisons