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Table 1 General information

From: External fixator combined with three different fixation methods of fibula for treatment of extra-articular open fractures of distal tibia and fibula: a retrospective study

Group Patients (n) Gender Age (years, x ± s) Mechanism of injury Gustilo classification AO classification
Male Female Traffic injuries Others I II III 42-A 42-B 42-C
A 35 27 8 46.83 ± 15.83 25 10 4 12 19 13 16 6
B 30 25 5 44.27 ± 12.37 21 9 7 11 12 11 14 5
C 26 22 4 44.96 ± 14.48 19 7 3 7 16 11 11 4
P >0.05 >0.05 >0.05 >0.05 >0.05
  1. Group A: simple external fixator fixation
  2. Group B: external fixator combined with plate-screw osteosynthesis
  3. Group C: external fixator combined with k-wire intramedullary fixation