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Table 1 Comparison of the demographic and preoperative baseline data

From: Matched comparative study of trifocal bone transport versus induced membrane followed by trifocal bone transport in the treatment of segmental tibial defects caused by posttraumatic osteomyelitis

Parameter Total TBT group IM + TBT group P-value
Mean age (years) 41.3 ± 10.7 41.4 ± 10.9 41.1 ± 10.8 0.915
Gender (male/female) 26/10 12/6 14/4 0.711
Injury mechanism (transport accidents/falls/crushes) 18/6/12 10/3/5 8/3/7 0.467
Affected side (left/right) 20/16 11/7 9/9 0.738
Mean defect size (cm) 6.97 ± 0.76 6.89 ± 0.74 7.05 ± 0.79 0.546
Median previous operation time (n, IQR) 2 (1 to 3) 2 (1 to 3) 2 (1.75 to 3) 0.249
Median follow-up period (months, IQR) 27 (25 to 37.6) 29 (25.8 to 38) 26.5 (25 to 32) 0.301
  1. TBT trifocal bone transport, IM + TBT induced membrane followed by trifocal bone transport, IQR interquartile range