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Table 5 Details of medical and surgical complications

From: Immediate weight-bearing is safe following lateral locked plate fixation of periprosthetic distal femoral fractures

Complication WBAT (n = 28) RWB (n = 15) p value
Early surgical    0.076a
 Another fracture 1 [3.6] 0  
 Cellulitis 1 [3.6] 0  
 Deep infection 1 [3.6] 0  
 Fixation failure 2 [7.1] 0  
Early medical    0.850a
 AF 0 1 [6.7]  
 AKI 2 [7.1] 1 [6.7]  
 Anaemia 1 [3.6] 2 [13.3]  
 Electrolyte abnormality 1 [3.6] 0  
 MI 2 [7.1] 0  
 Pneumonia 6 [21.4] 0  
 Sepsis 1 [3.6] 0  
 UTI 2 [7.1] 4 [26.7]  
 VTE 0 1 [6.7]  
 Wound infection 1 [3.6] 0  
Late surgical    0.576a
 Another fracture 1 [3.6] 1 [6.7]  
 Aseptic loosening 1 [3.6] 0  
 Deep infection 0 1 [6.7]  
 Fixation failure 2 [7.1] 0  
 NU and plate fracture 2 [7.1] 2 [13.3]  
 Wound infection 0 1 [6.7]  
  1. Data presented as number [%]
  2. AF atrial fibrillation, AKI acute kidney injury, MI myocardial infarction, NU non-union, RWB restricted weight-bearing, UTI urinary tract infection, VTE venous thromboembolism, WBAT weight-bearing as tolerated
  3. aChi-square test