Table 2: Delay in diagnosis at the foot (the present study) and at the other sites (the literature).

Time of delay in diagnosis (in months)
DiagnosisMedian results of the present studyAverage results from other sites in the literature

Chondrosarcoma7.5 (IQR 1.5–12.2, range 1–128)10 (G1-G2)
5 (G3) [25]

Osteosarcoma15 (IQR 3–18.5, range 1–23) 3.5 [17]
5.2 [30]
6.4 [11]

Ewing sarcoma18 (IQR 5–26, range 3–34)8.5 [12]
9.6 [11]
8.1 [30]
3–9 [13]

Abbreviations used: IQR–interquartile range. The superscripts listed in the last column of the table refer to references.