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Table 3 Overview of the occurrence of complications regarding deep infections in the operative patients care. A total collective rate of 2.7% versus 16.7% could be observed, representing a low complication rate in the minimally invasive treatment. The modified technique showed that severe wound complications are less likely to occur after the minimally invasive procedure compared to ORIF or/and additional KW

From: Minimally invasive surgery for intra-articular calcaneus fractures: a 9-year, single-center, retrospective study of a standardized technique using a 2-point distractor

Year Deep infection - MIT Deep infection - ORIF + KW Total
N % per year N % per year N
2007 1 5.3% 0 0.0% 1
2008 0 0.0% 1 4.5% 1
2009 0 0.0% 1 3.3% 1
2010 1 4.0% 1 4.0% 2
2011 1 4.0% 1 4.0% 2
2012 1 4.3% 0 0.0% 1
2013 0 0.0% 1 4.5% 1
2014 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0
2015 1 5.3% 0 0.0% 1
Total 5 2.7% 5 16.7% 10
  1. MIT Minimally invasive technique, ORIF Open reduction and internal fixation, KW Kirschner-Wire