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Research Article

Learning Curve and Clinical Outcomes of Performing Surgery with the InterTan Intramedullary Nail in Treating Femoral Intertrochanteric Fractures

Table 2

Comparison of clinical outcomes between early group and later group.

VariableEarly group Later group p

Time of operation, mean (95% CI) (min)77.67 (69.18 to 86.15)64.97 (59.59 to 70.36)0.009
Blood loss, mean (95% CI) (ml)219.94 (211.44 to 228.45)200.71 (195.65 to 205.77)0.000
TAD, mean (95% CI) (mm)21.34 (19.23 to 23.45)20.52 (19.28 to 21.76)0.463
Harris hip score, mean (95% CI)79.39 (77.63 to 81.15)83.57 (81.96 to 85.15)0.002
Time to union, mean (95% CI) (weeks)12.11 (11.48 to 12.75)11.66 (11.29 to 12.02)0.174
Time to partial weight bearing,38.22 (35.33 to 41.11)38.74 (37.03 to 40.45)0.735
mean (95% CI) (days)
Hospital stay, mean (95% CI) (days)8.67 (7.35 to 9.99)7.34 (6.78 to 7.91)0.030
Transfusion (number)5100.952
Complication (number)390.456
Deep venous thrombosis (number)040.136
Pain of hip and thigh (number)230.765
Superficial wound infection (number)120.981

Values in boldface indicate ; TAD, tip apex distance; CI, confidence interval.