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Table 2 Comparison of the postoperative outcomes

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

  TBT group IM + TBT group P-value
Mean EFT (days) 293.8 ± 12.1 287.5 ± 15.3 0.177
Mean EFI (days/cm) 36.02 ± 2.76 34.69 ± 2.83 0.163
Duration of docking union (days) 210.7 ± 33.6 179.7 ± 22.9 0.003
  1. TBT trifocal bone transport, IM + TBT induced membrane followed by trifocal bone transport, EFT external fixation time, EFI external fixation index