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Table 2 Results of treatment and follow-up

From: Application of the Ilizarov technique for knee joint arthrodesis as a treatment for end-stage tuberculosis of the knee

Results (n = 24) Value
Total number of cases with complications 4
 Cases with pin tract infection 2
 Cases with pin tract pain 1
 Cases with delayed bone union 1
Time for ESR and CRP to return to normal, months, mean ± SD 5.1 ± 1.1
Time to fusion, months, mean ± SD 6.4 ± 2.0
Post-operation Lysholm score, mean ± SD 79.5 ± 5.9
Leg-length discrepancy, cm, mean ± SD 2.7 ± 1.4
Post-operative knee joint flexion, °, mean ± SD 8.7 ± 2.6
Post-operative knee joint valgus, °, mean ± SD 5.3 ± 1.0
  1. ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, CRP C reactive protein