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Table 1 Demographic data of the two groups

From: Staged correction trajectory with hexapod external fixator for the satisfactory reduction of long bone shaft fracture

  Group I Group II t/χ2 p value
Patients
 Male 21 18 0.015 0.904
 Female 10 8
Age (year) 40.6 ± 11.9 41.1 ± 9.9 −0.170 0.865
Injury mechanism
 Road traffic accident 20 18 1.380 0.531
 Fall from height 4 5
 Crushing injury 7 3
Open/closed fracture
 Open 22 16 0.566 0.575
 Closed 9 10
Gustilo classification of the open fractures
 Type I 3 1 0.876
 Type II 4 3
 Type IIIA 13 9
 Type IIIB 2 3
 Type IIIC 0 0
OTA classification of fractures
 A 11 6 1.251 0.599
 B 16 17
 C 4 3
Time elapsed since the injury to HEF installation (day) 3.3 ± 1.4 3.1 ± 1.1 0.332 0.741