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19 July 2021: Clinical Research

Comparison Between the Modified External Fixation and Calcaneal Traction in Ruedi-Allgower Type II/III Pilon Fractures

Wen Shu ACE* , Xiaodong Hu BC , Xiaofan Yang BCF

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.933385

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e933385

Table 1 Characteristics of the patients.

TEF group (N=32)CT group (N=30)P
Age, year44.13±11.9543.80±13.250.972
Male, %17 (53.1)17 (56.7)0.806
Ruedi-Allgower type, %0.511
 Type II118
 Type III2122
Cause of injury, %0.605
Degree of swelling0.653
 Degree II1011
 Degree III2219
Time from injury to surgical procedure, hours7.12±2.286.80±2.510.595
Duration of operation, min11.2±1.310.2±1.10.583
TEF – temporary external fixation; CT – calcaneal traction; RTA – road traffic accident; FFH – fall from a height; SAS – serious ankle sprain.

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