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Table 2 Comparative analysis between groups according to intervention RIA and CR

From: Intramedullary reaming modality for management of postoperative long bone infection: a prospective randomized controlled trial in 44 patients

 RIA (n = 23)CR (n = 22)P value
Age,years33.61 ± 9.636.05 ± 120.46
Gender, n (%)
 Male19 (82.6)19 (86.4)1.00
 Female4 (17.4)3 (13.6)
Diabetes (%)
 Yes0 (0)1 (4.5)0.48
 No23 (100)21 (95.5)
Smoking (%)
 Yes4 (17.4)2 (9.1)0.66
 No19 (82.6)20 (90.9)
Type of accident, n (%)
 Collision or trampling21 (91.3)19 (86.4)0.66
 Other2 (8.7)3 (13.6)
Bone*, n (%)
 Tibia14 (60.9)15 (68.2)0.60
 Femur9 (39.1)7 (31.8)
Open fracture*, n (%)
 Yes19 (82.6)14 (63.6)0.15
 No4 (17.4)8 (36.4)
External osteosynthesis* n (%)
 Yes18 (78.3)13 (59.1)0.16
 No5 (21.7)9 (40.9)
  1. Continuous variables are described in mean ± standard deviation; categorical variables are described in number (proportion). RIA Reamer-irrigator-aspirator, CR Conventional reaming followed by spacer cement with antibiotic