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Table 3 Relative risk of wound complications for subgroups by anatomic location or procedure type

From: Sutures versus staples for wound closure in orthopaedic surgery: a pilot randomized controlled trial

  Relative risk 95% CI
Overall 0.77 0.52–1.14
Anatomic Site   
Upper Extremity 1.04 0.53–2.03
Hip 0.86 0.41–1.79
Knee 0.07 0.31–1.57
Ankle 0.75 0.28–2.03
Procedure Type   
ORIF 0.70 0.40–1.22
Arthroplasty 0.81 0.37–1.80
IM nail 0.50 0.12–2.00
Soft tissue repair/reconstruction 0.75 0.15–3.72
Other 2.25 0.41–12.28