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Table 4 Function comparison of LIN and ULN

From: Distal locked versus unlocked intramedullary nailing for stable intertrochanteric fractures, a systematic review and meta-analysis

Studies No. of studies Patients (N) Distal locking (events/total) Distal unlocking (events/total) Heterogeneity (I2, P) Result OR/RR /MD, 95%CI,P
Harris Hip Score 3 537 N/A N/A I2 = 35%, P = 0.22 0.14 [−1.33, 1.62] P = 0.85
Normal walking ability 4 714 242/388 224/326 I2 = 82%, P = 0.0009 0.89 [0.68, 1.17] P = 0.41
Walk with a walking aid 3 537 61/298 50/239 I2 = 0%, P = 0.91 0.91 [0.65, 1.28] P = 0.59
Use of wheelchair 3 537 22/298 18/239 I2 = 0%, P = 0.83 1.07 [0.55, 2.07] P = 0.84
Mortality 4 714 71/388 49/326 I2 = 0%, P = 0.41 1.30 [0.94, 1.82] P = 0.12