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Table 4 Follow-up data for children with distal forearm both bone fractures in EF and KW group

From: Fixation of delayed distal radial fracture involving metaphyseal diaphyseal junction in adolescents: a comparative study of crossed Kirschner-wiring and non-bridging external fixator

ParameterEF (n = 30)KW (n = 23)P Value
Hardware removal, weeks6.4 ± 1.16.6 ± 0.90.463
Pin tract infection (%)10.04.30.462
Tendon Irritation (%)026.1< 0.001*
Forearm pronation (°)87.4 ± 1.587.3 ± 1.50.680
Forearm supination (°)87.5 ± 1.686.7 ± 1.60.092
DASH score12.4 ± 1.512.7 ± 1.40.517
Angulation(°)2.7 ± 1.44.2 ± 2.50.018
Volar tilt(°)6.5 ± 1.11.3 ± 1.3< 0.001*
  1. Data shown as mean ± SD or N(%)
  2. Angulation = angulation on frontal plane
  3. * < 0.01